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From: "Tim Janzen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Complete Khoisan and Bantu genomes fromsouthernAfrica reported in Nature this week
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:46:32 -0800
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Dear All,
A PDF of the paper is available at and the
HTML version is at It
looks like Desmond Tutu was one of the 5 men whose genome was sequenced.
The Y haplogroups of the people tested are A2, A3b1, B2b, E1b1b1, and
E1b1a8a. I suspect that a trickle of whole genomes will soon become a
flood. As far as I know there are now 14 whole genomes that have been
completed. My recollection of them and their Y haplogroups is as follows:

Human Genome Project, R1b (R-U106)(plus some G)
Craig Ventor, R1b (R-L46)
James Watson, R1b (R-U106)
haplogroup I male, I
Yoruba male, E1b1
Han Chinese male, O
Korean person, Female?
Korean male, O
Saqqaq male, Q
Desmond Tutu, E1b1a8a
!Gubi, B2b
G/aq'o, A3b1
D#kgao, A2
!Ai, E1b1b1

Tim Janzen

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of argiedude
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Complete Khoisan and Bantu genomes from southernAfrica
reported in Nature this week

How many genomes have been sequenced so far? I would presume that with each
new sequenced genome we would get progressively less novel SNPs, for
example, 4 million with the first, then 4 million again, then 2, 1, 0.5,
0.25, etc.

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