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From: "Dienekes Pontikos" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Generations2 program and the CMH-12 extended haplotypes...
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 01:46:32 +0300
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These are excellent points. The suggestion that CMH-12 in the J1
haplogroup is an "updated" version of the original widely publicized
CMH may have discouraged some Jewish Cohen individuals who do not
match this from either pursuing further testing, or from making their
results public.

I would also add that there is an additional source of bias, namely
the possibility that non-Jews who have the J1/CMH-12 combination might
also be less inclined to make their information public. Hence,
inferences -based on self-selected public databases- about the
prevalence of the J1/CMH-12 combination in Jews or Cohens, or in
non-Jewish populations, are questionable. I remember reading on this
list a couple of years ago that a scientific study regarding this was
in the works, but nothing new has appeared since then.

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:21 AM, Vincent Vizachero
<> wrote:
> What criteria are you using to decide who is, and who is not, a
> "Jewish Priest"?
> Also, are you worried that people who match the CMH at 12 markers are
> more likely than other J1 folks to upgrade to 67 markers? Or more
> likely to identify themselves as priests?
> Vinc
> On Jun 9, 2008, at 2:59 PM, Alfred A. Aburto Jr. wrote:
>> No, I meant by Cohen, Jewish Priest (there is a whole bunch of
>> different
>> surnames involved). Maybe I shouldn't use the word Cohen but say
>> "Jewish Priest" instead.
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