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    On May 19, 2003 FTDNA reassigned the values for 464a, b, c, and d. Dropping each by one. Because of a change in Lab nomenclature.

    Does this mean that these numbers are changed JUST for FTDNA or have they been changed throughout the industry? What numbers do you now enter if you go to another DNA site and look for a match; the "old" or the "new" lower numbers?

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    Re: change in Lab nomenclature

    Originally posted by royhutch
    On May 19, 2003 FTDNA reassigned the values for 464a, b, c, and d. Dropping each by one. Because of a change in Lab nomenclature.

    Does this mean that these numbers are changed JUST for FTDNA or have they been changed throughout the industry? What numbers do you now enter if you go to another DNA site and look for a match; the "old" or the "new" lower numbers?
    Dear Roy,
    This nomenclature should be consistent throughout the industry. Those are markers that were discovered at the Arizona Research Labs (U. of Arizona), which is our lab. They are good markers for genealogy purposes, and while no other labs have so far adopted them (it takes a while until their lab technicians can figure out how to process them), we hope that once they adopt it, they will go with the standard nomenclature.
    Max Blankfeld
    Vice-President and COO @ Family Tree DNA
    A Gene by Gene Company

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