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From: "Mike Harper" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Mutation rate and distant ancestors
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 12:00:34 -0500

Well I match my third cousin (8 transmission events) 23 out of 25. The
mismatch is by 1 at 459b and 464d (fast mutating markers). Since we have
a paper trial showing our relationship, we need to use a faster mutation
rate (say 0.004) to reach concordance between paper and DNA estimates of

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From: Nicholas Penington [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: [DNA] Mutation rate and distant ancestors

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