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From: "Sue J" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder Test
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:24:16 -0400
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Hi John, we can even take that one step further. Besides blue eyes and
blood type, we can go by height - tall (5'9" +) and are left-handed and
became brunettes as we matured into adulthood. :-)
Sue

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:] On Behalf Of John Chandler
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder Test


Here's an example of autosomal results indicating cousins of some
degree: eye color. It's quite true that, all else being equal, the
blue-eyed testees are more closely related to each other than they
are to the brown-eyed testees, and vice versa. We could certainly
gather data on the eye color (or blood group) of our project members
and use those data to form clusters by simply assuming the relationship
to be on the paternal side. However, there is no justification for
that assumption. The same is true of Family Finder.


John Chandler




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