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Subject: Re: [DNA] mtdna question
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 06:57:38 EDT
In a message dated 9/20/2008 10:04:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I was wondering about the matches at genetree. They give you matches on
> your Region 1-2-3, but not the control region... If I've stated that correctly.
> What I'd like to ask is, If My mtdna matches exactly another person, but
> neither of us has tested the control region are we really a match?
GeneTree tests the entire control region, which contains HVR1-HVR2-HVR3. What
FTDNA calls HVR2 also contains HVR3. Here's a chart from SMGF that shows the
bases covered under the different labels for different companies.
However, Ancestry.com appears to be reporting just the region that falls
under the classical definition of HVR1 & HVR2 (that would be the same as the old
DNA-Fingerprint in the chart above). I have no idea why they're doing it that
way -- surely they are testing more. I sent a query but received no reply.
If you've had your entire control region tested, do you have any mutations
that fall outside Ancestry's range?
Or come to think of it --- did you mean the CODING region, which you only get
if you order the FGS sequence at FTDNA? It's quite possible to have a perfect
match in the control region and be quite different in the coding region.
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