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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] How to think about some advanced STR markers
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:08:30 -0600
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We had extensive discussions about parallel mutations several years ago.
Since it can be readily shown that there is reasonable probability of a
parallel mutation in a family tree, there is no way to know for certain if a
mutation is inline or not from the DNA alone. Thus, except possibly for the
very slow markers, it is necessary to have some sort of paper trail.

Are you proposing the opposite or trying to use the fast markers in some
other way?

Bob Stafford

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Vincent Vizachero <>wrote:

> Yes.
> VV
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 8:11 AM, Robert Stafford wrote:
> > On what do you base this statement? Theory? Experience?
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