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Subject: Re: [DNA] Genome work ushers in new genetic era- how can we minenew data?
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 01:58:02 +0000 (UTC)
In-Reply-To: <6086D865ECC142D08C3655B4A6581FD5@john>

I think that there will be some R1b takers for the $5000 genome, but does anybody know how successfully the $5000 tests will sequence the Y? Some of the earlier technologies aren't successful with large portions of the Y.

I really like some of your ideas, and I think that when it's clear that the desired technology is available at the prices being discussed, people will work to implement them.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:55:30 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genome work ushers in new genetic era- how can we mine new data?


What price would a genome need to fall to, to enable R1bs on the list to be
able to jointly fund a test of someone on this list? Joint funding on WTY
tests seemed to work well. Would $5,000 be achievable? Or $2,000?

Some large groups like McDonalds, or Irish IIIs, or M222s, should be able to
fund something for their areas of interest.
If there was an incentive for research groups to publish new Y SNPs, things
might move quicker. How can we get access to this huge pool of untapped
Y-DNA data?

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