16224Re: [jacksongenealogy] Re: Cherokee Blood in Jackson County
- Sep 21, 2013I recently read a couple of articles that say that many (most?) individuals have more than one genome in them! I was totally gobsmacked by this.I wonder what the implications for DNA testing are?Here's a NYT article - if the link doesn't work google"One person two genomes"http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/science/dna-double-take.html?pagewanted=all&
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On Sep 22, 2013, at 13:52, "Chris Roberts" <cmroberts03@...> wrote:In many cases that is correct Karl. However, a full MtDNA sequence has the possibility to be more indicative of a close match. Although I have numerous matches at the HRV I and II level, I have no known matches at the full sequence. However, not everyone tests to that level. Should I have a match at that level, the probability of a relationship in a genealogical time frame would be much higher. I have read of folks using MtDNA to validate trees and some of finding relatives, but I have not found effective in my situation. I am sure some would argue the point, but I concur with your assessment.Thank you for your response, Christine.With such a slow rate of change, it seems like the only usefulness of mtDNA would be aggregating people into very large subgroups of the human population (such as the discussion on this board concerning Cherokee ancestry), since so many people would have the same mtDNA.Is this correct, and is there anything else I am missing regarding this?
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