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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y Tree SNPs can not be counted
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:50:36 -0700
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Anatole Klyosov" <>

> I suspect that by "counting mutations" you mean something VERY different
> compared with, e.g., what I mean.

Indeed!

Since what you are counting is something akin to GDs between haplotypes, it
is not bad for making age estimates, but it is not a basic for making the
statistical confidence intervals you quote for those estimates.



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