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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:52:14 -0500
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In the email I got, it says they need an unopened vial for your sample. If you
don't have an unopened vial, they'll send you one to take another sample. It
says they will test "well over 500,000 HapMap SNPs," and the price is $249.

Diana

> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Lawrence Mayka
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:42 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
>
> Today, FTDNA accounts show an advertisement for an upcoming
> product called
> Family Finder-autosomal DNA testing, optionally integrated
> into existing
> yDNA/mtDNA projects. FTDNA claims that Family Finder can detect
> relationships up to 5 generations back (all descendants of one's
> great-great-grandparents). Bruce Walsh appears to be
> technical spokesperson
> for the product.
>
> Questions that come to my mind:
>
> 1) Since the product does not, unlike 23andMe, offer medical
> as well as
> ancestry information, will it be priced significantly below 23andMe's
> product?
>
> 2) Will FTDNA be able to use existing cell samples, both in
> theory and in
> practice? In other words, does Family Finder require so much
> fresh DNA that
> existing samples will rarely suffice? Walk Through the Y
> requires a new set
> of samples for this very reason.
>
>
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