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    Is it possible to get a DNA sample from hair of a deceased person? If so can FTDNA use it for a Y-DNA test?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Re: DNA Sample

    Originally posted by Mike Mallett
    Is it possible to get a DNA sample from hair of a deceased person? If so can FTDNA use it for a Y-DNA test?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    We don't extract DNA from hair samples. First, not being an organic material, it doesn't have the DNA. But still, there will be labs that may be able to extract the DNA from the root, at an expensive cost....
    Max Blankfeld
    Vice-President and COO @ Family Tree DNA
    A Gene by Gene Company

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      Can you do testing on biopsy material etc. that may still be kept after a person dies?

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        Any organic materials from the human body contains DNA in it
        Max Blankfeld
        Vice-President and COO @ Family Tree DNA
        A Gene by Gene Company

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