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  • Genographic Project visits County Mayo in Ireland

    http://newswatch.nationalgeographic....l-dna-results/

  • #2
    Given the advance hoopla generated by NG over this I must say I was underwhelmed by what they have published so far on their site.

    I'd expect to see a breakdown of R1b into subclades for one thing.

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    • #3
      Will national Geographic be giving more details on the results in the future or is that it? Not much information so far. Very disappointed if that is all there is.

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      • #4
        Genographic Project in Co. Mayo

        Did the Genographic Project ever issue a more detailed report on its Co. Mayo findings? All I can find are those bland news releases that tell us nothing.

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        • #5
          Info from Genographic

          I did Geno 2 a few months ago. I'm not sorry I did it - I hadn't had any testing before and it did a good job of determining my terminal SNP, after I looked at all the + and - results. However. I am a little disappointed in the amount of information that they provide about how their results breakdown so far in terms of haplogroups and sub-haplogroups. On the "Our Story" page I counted 270 circles around me in the center. When I sent a question about whether this was the real number of Z331s (I am Z331*) whoever answered said yes it is a real number and not just a sampling. I later asked for clarification whether the 270 are all Z331*, or does it include everyone who is Z331+. The answer I got was vague, but seemed to indicate it is a mixture.

          I was curious because Z331* represents about 0.5% of the people in the U106 project and about 1% of the people in the anonymous result spreadsheet that Britain's DNA released. This, if the circles are all Z331*, there could be as many as 27,000 U106s in Geno 2s data. However, this seems a little high given the total Geno2 kits they report, so I suppose the real number may be some substantial fraction of that.

          It doesn't seem like it would that difficult to give us a running count of the breakdown of their total results into haplogroups or terminal SNPs, with the understanding that it would be on-the-fly numbers, subject to revisions.

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          • #6
            Geno 2

            Since posting I have looked again at the stories on the "our story" page, and there was one guy who stated his subhaplogroup as one that is in U106, but is nowhere near my group of Z331, so it seems that they aren't doing a very good job of sorting these stories into people's real terminal SNPs (unless this guy was just confused.) I hope they will clean this up with time.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PNGarrison View Post
              Since posting I have looked again at the stories on the "our story" page, and there was one guy who stated his subhaplogroup as one that is in U106, but is nowhere near my group of Z331, so it seems that they aren't doing a very good job of sorting these stories into people's real terminal SNPs (unless this guy was just confused.) I hope they will clean this up with time.
              A lot of the guys in my son's Geno2 page forgot to put their SNP status in and I am not interested in their family histories. I would like to know if they belong to the same subclade. The rest is just useless info because we may be related within the last 6000 years so names are meaningless.

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