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From: mtDNA H Project <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:12:27 -0600
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Hi Ian,

As you have said many times... SNP Chip testing mtDNA is shoddy at best.

To the best of my knowledge and years of experience running large
projects..... Family Tree DNA does not sell shoddy mtDNA tests.

Why would a DNA genealogy company waste space on a chip when it could
be used to improve resolution?


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Ian Logan <> wrote:
> Bill / List
> This could be interesting ...
> The tests that use 'Chip' technologies usually produce a list of mtDNA mutations. So how well will
> FTDNA do as compared to it own FGS testing ?
> I can see some sort of disclaimer coming out to say the 'Chip' results should be taken with a 'pinch
> of salt'.
> Or will they keep re-testing until all the differences are resolved ?
> Good times ahead ...
> Ian
> --------------------------------------------------
> Bill wrote ....
> --------------------
> Hi John and all,
> My order confirmation said I had an unused vial on hand. I had previously submitted three more for
> some other test. So they can start processing my order immediately. Whoopee.
> I think they are offering the beta tests for those who have taken the mtDNA FGS test - maybe some
> other advanced tests.
> -------------------
> And John before....
> --------------
>> Yes the cost for the beta test is the same as the offering price in March
>> I got the offer and accepted it.
>> The note to me said they would be sending me a new kit for DNA sample
>> I cannot see how then could get a kit to me and back and to the Lab work by
>> mid March.
>> My kit is from 2002 so it is already 8 years old
>> Maybe for those that have a good sample on file?
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