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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genome work ushers in new genetic era- how canwe mine new data?
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 03:00:14 -0500
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Of course, the paper trail doesn't affect the DNA. The Y-chromosomes
will be what they are, regardless of whether the paper trail is weak
or strong.

But I think your real question concerns what we expect to find in two
people with a recent MRCA. Specifically, their Y chromosomes will be
virtually identical. And ALL differences between two Y chromsomes
must have to have happened after their MRCA, so I think the answer to
your question as you asked it is ""yes".


On Mar 13, 2010, at 2:40 AM, Sandy Paterson wrote:

> So if two people have an iron-clad paper trail that links them to a
> common
> ancestor say around 1300AD, we can assume that any major differences
> in
> their Y chromosome SNP's must have occurred after 1300AD?

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