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From: "Ron" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA admits to errors in many mtDNA sequences
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:31:34 -0600


Hi Bill and Lawrence,

Yes, Bill, the sequence you just provided indicates a CA insertion "sandwiched" between the two C's that follow the micro-STR, still leaving a repeat that has five CA's instead of six. Every other FASTA sequence with 524.1C 524.2A will have an incorrect mutation list as well, from which the FASTA was derived.

So, Lawrence, you've got it backwards. Both Eileen and Thomas will tell you otherwise, if they're honest. He should have said that the sequences DID have errors, because the FASTA sequences that are generated from the mutation lists would contain those errors. It was at that time (late October 2009) that they were issued correctly, because they finally realized the programming error that truncated the micro-STR that begins at np 514 (CRS). What FTDNA needs to do is apologize to all of its customers for not being forthright about this, especially to those who have put in so many hours to make mtDNA data available to researchers, all of which work now must be manually corrected. Ian and Mannis know the task ahead!

Regards,
Ron



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