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From: "john" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA admits to errors in many mtDNA sequences
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 07:23:40 -0800
References: <574B3DDE46B74CB688150F9E310E33DF@IanPC>


By Caus I mean "White" and Caucasus.

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From: "Ian Logan" <>
To: "Genealogy" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 12:00 AM
Subject: [DNA] FTDNA admits to errors in many mtDNA sequences

> List
> Last autumn FTDNA realised that the string of mutations '524.1C, 524.2A,
> etc.'
> that started to appear in its mtDNA sequences in 2007 are all erroneous.
> But the extent of the problem has only now been appreciated
> The mutations string should always be '523.1C, 523.2A, etc.'.
> We have now been told that the error was due to a software fault
> - and affected hundreds, if not thousands, of results.
> As I understand it, all the personal pages for mtDNA customers have now
> been corrected, but customers have not been notified individually.
> In respect of GenBank there are 38 affected sequences, with accession
> numbers:
> EF363686 EF428259 EF452295 EF485042 EU089747 EU130551 EU135973
> EU140898 EU156036 EU170361 EU232008 EU256375 EU330213 EU428753
> EU564851 EU573192 EU616820 EU621708 EU677750 EU682394 EU682506
> EU714298 EU715237 EU719115 EU746658 EU849002 EU855118 EU869314
> EU926618 FJ194437 FJ449703 FJ490554 FJ605154 GQ149510 GQ200592
> GQ281051 GQ891957 GU004259
> I am very happy to provide any of the submitters of the above sequence
> with
> a revised submission file (.sqn file) if they would like to get in touch
> with me.
> This applies to all of the GenBank sequences and not just to the
> submissions
> for which I prepared the original files.
> Ian
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