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Subject: Re: [DNA] mtdna question
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:09:03 EDT
In a message dated 9/21/2008 4:10:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> One of you Anne or Ann took the results to Sorensons and input other data
> and then told me I was tested in HRV1, HRV2, HRV3.
> Then I learned about the control region... so nope I haven't been tested
> there as far as I know.
> Yes I know I need to and when it is less expensive I will. THe question was
> basically if I'm getting hundreds of exact matches at genetree are they
> really matches??
It's too bad that control region and coding region sound so much alike -- and
are sometimes abbreviated the same way! You HAVE been tested for the control
region, but you haven't been tested for the coding region. Since you have a
fairly common haplotype and hundreds of matches, it's not very productive to
pursue all of these. You can use the DNAvigator feature at GeneTree to see where
your matches were living at various time periods. If you see some that are in
the same vicinity at the same time, those would be worth following up.
If and when you get a test for the coding region, many of those matches won't
look so close. However, most people haven't tested the coding region.
Just to keep perspective -- we hear lots of "complaints" from people who have
an over-abundance of matches, but actually most people have rare haplotypes.
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