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  • FTDNA is buying DNA-Fingerprint

    So where's the discussion on this buyout?

    http://www.ftdna.com/pdf/Press-relea...ingerprint.pdf

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    Does this mean that Ftdna will get into the autosomal testing field. If they do I expect an improvement over current products.

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    • #3
      Good for FTDNA!
      Better get my DNA-F test requests in before the prices go up!

      Tom

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      • #4
        If it gets more Germans testing in surname projects, I think it's great!

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        • #5
          Great news!
          Judy

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          • #6
            There might be a new HVR3 test coming soon for the mtDNA. -Richard

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            • #7
              Is that just speculation or do you have some kind of inside info? I thought there were only 2 HVRs?

              Personally, I'm hoping the price of the full-sequence test comes down a few hundred $$

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              • #8
                Originally posted by efgen
                Is that just speculation or do you have some kind of inside info? I thought there were only 2 HVRs?

                Personally, I'm hoping the price of the full-sequence test comes down a few hundred $$

                Not likely. DNA-F's price is currently above FTDNA's price for the full mt-DNA seq. The good news, I think, is that FTDNA will now be able to offer x-chromosome testing ... it is a money-maker ... think non-paternal events ...

                Tom

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by efgen
                  Is that just speculation or do you have some kind of inside info? I thought there were only 2 HVRs?

                  Personally, I'm hoping the price of the full-sequence test comes down a few hundred $$
                  Complete mtDNA is all you need.
                  ANCESTRYbyDNA and others only exist to make money.

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                  • #10
                    They have had the "coming soon" listed for as long as I can remember. I might consider it if and when they finally launch the product, and only once I hear positive results from those who have already tested with them. Besides, I would think that when they finally do launch, FTDNA would want to stay in competition and will subsequently lower their price.

                    I don't know about the X testing either. If it's as imperfect as the autosomal tests, I think I'll pass for now

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Richard Rauch
                      There might be a new HVR3 test coming soon for the mtDNA. -Richard
                      Richard, FTDNA's HVR2 test includes all the mutations in DNA-Fingerprint's HVR3 test. The HVR3 test is based on an old numbering system.

                      Bill Hurst

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by efgen
                        Argus has had the "coming soon" listed for as long as I can remember. I might consider it if and when they finally launch the product, and only once I hear positive results from those who have already tested with them. Besides, I would think that when they finally do launch, FTDNA would want to stay in competition and will subsequently lower their price.

                        I don't know about the X testing either. If it's as imperfect as the autosomal tests, I think I'll pass for now

                        I doubt FTDNA and DNA-F will launch an "X Test" like either of the autosomal BGA's - e.g. a test that offers "authoritative" conclusions about ancestry. At least, not anytime soon as there isn't enough field data on X to support such conclusions. Anyway, such tests are contrary to DNA-F's philosophy and FTDNA's practice.

                        But if a sufficient number of FTDNA's 100K users could be induced to test X, we might find useful correlations between x-motifs and y- and mt-DNA haplogroups/haplotypes.

                        And, I imagine, DNA-F's expertise in y- and at-STR's will also prove to be be compelling offerings to FTDNA users.

                        The only downside to the merger is the loss of competition.

                        Tom

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DMac
                          If it gets more Germans testing in surname projects, I think it's great!
                          I second that.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by DMac
                            If it gets more Germans testing in surname projects, I think it's great!
                            I visited their (DNAFingerprint) forum a few months ago and I didn't see a whole lot of Germans.A MtK and y-R1b1 in England and some other regular folks like you see here and elsewhere.Similar folks.But I hadn't heard of the merger til now; it'll be Ok I think. (I get around to all the sites)like DNA club hopping,but I haven't seen a whole lot new,but I don't have an autosomal,or complete sequence maternal.

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