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Subject: Re: [DNA] Caveat emptor - Trace Genetics
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:55:49 EST

Ken & I had similar experiences with TG & we have identical test results. My
initial results were all positive for I1a1: P30, P40, M21, M72. After those
were mailed (with very little context or explanation), I emailed them 3 times in
order to get my final M253 & M307 tests completed.

I had M253+ & M307- for I1a1, the ambiguous result Ken mentions below, when
you compare our resultls with the 2005 YCC tree.

I have a hunch TG needs to adjust their prices upwards to make sufficient
profits. And it would be very helpful if they would offer more information with
the stark results they mail.

Mike ...

In a message dated 11/30/2004 7:13:13 AM Pacific Standard Time,
I have no particular knowledge of what is going on at Trace. Putting my
order in early, I did get from Trace relatively swiftly 3 positives and a
negative, the combination being rather controversial given the recent tree
with other people's idea of redundant SNPs for the same branch, and I got
two expected negatives further downstream. So either we have discovered a
new subclade of haplogroup "I" or some lab out there has probably made an
error. We'll see in time. My personal hunch is that Trace thought there
was profit in the SNP tests to order (at their quoted price) but learned
there was not.

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Subject: [DNA] Caveat emptor - Trace Genetics

> I have heard through the grapevine & occasional postings that Trace
Genetics has quit offering their custom SNP tests.

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