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From: Jim Bartlett <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] The death of paragroups
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 22:44:43 -0500
Why wouldn't SNPs from living people be pretty evenly divided over the historical timeline, rather than being bunched up in recent generations?
Jim - Sent from my iPhone - FaceTime!
On Dec 29, 2010, at 9:35 PM, "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <> wrote:
> We're not talking about recent generations, who have thousand of private SNPs
> that are of no use for deducing the Y-DNA haplotree. How probable is it that
> any of the "useful" SNPs have appeared in multiple sons of the same father? Is
> it not *far* more probable that the appearance of most, if not all, known useful
> SNPs are separated by many generations? And is this not what Vince was driving
> at? That is, that the number of unresolved SNPs is going down resulting in the
> death of paragroups. On that I agree with Vince.
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