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Old 27th January 2018, 09:55 PM
slaymiller slaymiller is offline
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Red face Different Results on a Brother's Haplogroup

A friend took a Y DNA test with Familytreedna and his Haplogroup was E-M2. His brother took a Y DNA test with 23 and Me. His Haplogroup was E-M96. They are believed to be full siblings. Should their Haplogroup numbers have been identical even though they tested with different companies?
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Old 27th January 2018, 10:08 PM
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Haplogroup assignments depend on the SNPs tested. Each are just tested to a different subclade level.

Both are only partial haplogroup assignments,
SNP M96 (E-M96) is the defining SNP for Haplogroup E (Parent Branch of Haplogroup E)
SNP M2 (E-M2) is the defining SNP for a subclade branch of E.

E-M2 is also E-M96 , just a deeper subclade branch.
E-M96 > E-P147 > E-P177 > E-V38 > E-M2

If they both had different Haplogroup other the E, then one would question.

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Old 28th January 2018, 12:28 AM
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Red face Thank You!!!

Thank you so much for your response. I definitely appreciate it!!
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Old 28th January 2018, 05:44 AM
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At this point FTDNA has only predicted the Haplogroup. 23andMe has done minimal SNP testing to determine a Haplogroup and therefore assigned a downstream Haplogroup.
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Old 28th January 2018, 11:37 AM
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You could encourage the E-M2 brother who tested at FT to join the E1b1a - V38 project. It is really exceptional. The administrator participates actively in the ongoing discussion/questions/comments section.
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Old 28th January 2018, 06:24 PM
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Considering both companies reported that they belong to some level of the E haplogroup I would rest assured that they are related.
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