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Subject: [DNA] SciAm Dec 2003: "Racing to Conclusions"
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 07:35:17 EST


The full text of this article is online. This is a long URL; you may need to
copy and paste it in pieces into your browser window after RootsWeb splits the
line. It ends in F0000

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa001&;
articleID=000C29CB-02C1-1FA8-807883414B7F0000

Be sure to look at the sidebars which show how populations overlap,
especially when you look at just one or two markers. The sidebars illustrate the Alu
polymorphism (search our archives for more info on Alu) and an autosomal Short
Tandem Repeat (STR). Mark Shriver is mentioned in the article; he is affiliated
with DNAPrint, which uses a collection of SNPs (Single Nucleotide
Polymorphisms) for their BioGeographical Ancestry test.

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