Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2003-11 > 1068091290

From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1bs, etc...
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 20:01:37 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <005001c3a3f5$5f856ac0$df21af3f@failte>

Barra McCain <> wrote:
>I will tell our fans something interesting.

>In my own DNA surname project... I had a High Resolution Match. But even
>before I knew of this DNA match... I had seen photos of the family that I
>matched to, they were from the other side of the Big Water. I was shocked a
>the similar physical appearance. Same hair, eyes, look, way of standing,
>facial features.

Oh dear oh dear Mr. Tweedy. I am far to narcissistic to be a fan of anyone but myself.

Must I state the obivious, that the Y chromosome carries no genes which could influence physical features (other than maleness). If you notices a similarity with your Y match, then you are looking squarely at conicidence in the face. It is just as likely that you will see a true resemblance in any of your ggg grandparents. There is nothing special from a phenotypic point of view (the characteristics you may have inherited that are expressed and can be detected) about the ggg grandparent who provided you with your Y chromosome. Coincidence Mr. Tweedy - nay, nothing more.

David F.

Dr. David K. Faux, P.O. Box 192, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, USA

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