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From: William Hurst <>
Subject: [DNA] FW: [ISOGG] Variability of mitochondrial DNA
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 20:31:25 -0500
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Hi all,

I'm forwarding a couple of messages from the ISOGG list in this thread started by Debbie Kennett.

Bill Hurst

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:28:37 -0500
Subject: RE: [ISOGG] Variability of mitochondrial DNA

Hi Debbie and all,

Here's another article on this study; one which actually mentions heteroplasmy, which is what the study is about:

I would rather have a copy of the article than either new story!

Bill Hurst

This article entitled "Mitochondrial DNA's Surprising Variability Could

Complicate Forensic and Genealogical Analyses" is highlighted in Dick

Eastman's latest newsletter:


If the link breaks try this short link instead:

It would appear that mtDNA varies according to the type of tissue used. What

implication does this have for the genealogical application of our mtDNA


Debbie Kennett

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