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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] more on R1a WTY results
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 07:23:49 -0600
Hopefully at least one other R1a person has signed up for the WTY?
It would really be valuable for history of the repopulation of Europe, as
well as Central Asian studies, to get some robustly-dividing snps within
It's neat to see a STR in the making. Which raises the question: when does
an STR become an STR?
Would ATCATC be an STR? It must happen often by simple chance. I guess
when it starts being seen polymorphic at the site? Another case of snps and
strs blurring into each other.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug McDonald" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:58 AM
Subject: [DNA] more on R1a WTY results
> I've been looking at my R1a WTY results.
> L168 is a plain SNP. It is an A in R1b and a G in my
> R1a. Presumably A is ancestral or there would be
> a reported SNP at this place in E or I.
> L175 is an insertion of AAAAC. Actually is is
> an (incipient?) STR. The R1b sequence is
> GGGAAAAAACAAAACAAAACAAAACAAAACAAAACAGTAT while mine is
> which means as an STR R1b is 6 and I am 7.
> L176 is a del.
> R1b is TTCTATCCTGTCTATCTAG and I am
> None of these are in coding regions.
> No word yet from Krahn about whether FTDNA will offer these
> as advanced markers "SNPs" ... he's out of town.
> Doug McDonald
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