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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: YSTR as a tool
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 14:08:05 -0800 (PST)
Locations in Spain, Portugal and their former "colonies" in South America are highly over - represented in this database; whereas there is virtually nothing from France and Britain. It is very difficult to come to such heady conclusions, especially if one has a R1b haplotype, based on a database that is so heavily skewed (IMHO).
Has anyone considered using the YSTR database query results - specifically
the "Distinctive haplotypes" and the "Haplotype Neighbors (+/- one allele per
locus)" as a tool which may indicate not only geographical locations but could
also point to ancient ancestry. ?
My preliminary results (even with the database's limited input from France,
the UK, and Ireland) indicate (IMO) a Celtic migratory pattern pointing
Galicia in N.W. Iberia.
Dr. David K. Faux, P.O. Box 192, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, USA