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Subject: Re: [DNA] Marker DYS390 in World database+radiation
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 16:58:06 -0500 (EST)
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In-Reply-To: <4F35F8BC.6A01AD2D.006EF0D8@aol.com> (Ddecwhit@aol.com)


Dolores wrote:

> My brother took the y chromosome test but had had radiation 5 years
> ago on his head. Is it possible that that could affect his results?

Probably not. The radiation could indeed damage the DNA in some cells,
but most cells would come through intact.

John Chandler


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