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Subject: RE: [DNA] mtDNA in Laci Peterson case
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:30:54 -0500
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NO, but I certainly would like to compare it with your data base
results, and other known ones as well. I'm thinking anyone competent
could poke a huge hole in this story with any number of methodologies,
since we do now have data bases to compare results to.


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA in Laci Peterson case


Yes, I agree. 1 out of 122 sounds like a high frequency of occurrence
for her mtDNA. I have not seen her sequence results in public anywhere.
Has anyone seen it? If so, it would be nice to learn what her (or her
mother's) sequence actually was. When I read that 1 out of 122 comment,
I wondered to myself if they tested both HVR1 and HVR2 for these
forensic tests. Anyone know?


Louis wrote:

> Roxanne said: I find it hard to believe that 1 out of 122 random mt
> DNA samples would have the same sequence as Laci and her mother.
> Well, I agree. AND if they want to get a greater degree of
accuracy, they
> should just test more markers on the mtDNA molecule. It is that
> Acutally, how many markers are they testing?
> Thanks,
> Louis Loccisano

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