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From: Al Aburto <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Can anyone top this - R1b1b2a1b4c1
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 09:02:33 -0800
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Humm, I was thinking of the "*" more as relative than absolute ... I
mean I say I am J2a1* because I'm (at least was :) as things are
changing quickly as a result of 23andMe) negative for all the J2a1 SNPs
currently in the ISOGG tree. That is ok, right? I just don't want to
be classified as J2a1? for example (actually that would be ok too) ...
> Ken Nordtvedt wrote:
> Who gives you an I* ? It must be an error or such a result would be both on
> the Drudge Report and the Huffington Report, as well as NYT front page.
> According to the original rules, which are fine rules, I* would mean you are
> negative for the I1-defining ysnps such as M253 and the I2-defining ysnps
> such as S31.
> No such I* dna is publically known to exist in a live person --- but that
> does not mean it does not exist still today --- only that it is rare where
> we have looked.