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  • A first peek at the BIG Y test

    I've written a blog post about the BIG Y test:

    http://cruwys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03...ami-is-on.html

    I hope it helps to clarify a few issues.

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    Originally posted by DevonHistorian View Post
    I've written a blog post about the BIG Y test:

    http://cruwys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03...ami-is-on.html

    I hope it helps to clarify a few issues.
    Thanks for that. This is a good starting point for helping everyone put into context what is going on, and what can be learned from results. Easy to read and sums everything up.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DevonHistorian View Post
      I've written a blog post about the BIG Y test:

      http://cruwys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03...ami-is-on.html

      I hope it helps to clarify a few issues.
      Interesting summarization. Do you happen to know if FTDNA have results for 100 kits only or are they sitting on many more results at their hands without releasing the results to their customers?

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      • #4
        Thanks for the link - I really enjoyed the blog...

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        • #5
          Thanks for your blog. I read this and, in conjunction with the webinar, now have a better grasp on the product and my results.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DevonHistorian View Post
            I've written a blog post about the BIG Y test: http://cruwys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03...ami-is-on.html I hope it helps to clarify a few issues.
            Excellent, in-depth, article!! Before reading this topic, and your blog post, I had several questions about such things as "What are VCF & BED files?", "How does one read them?, etc.

            Your blog not only answered those questions, but included links to information that shows how to interpret the file data.

            I feel your blog post should be added to the Big Y FAQ...

            Two questions that went unanswered are, "What does NGS stand for?", and "why do those results vary from one person to the next?"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wighty44 View Post
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              Two questions that went unanswered are, "What does NGS stand for?", and "why do those results vary from one person to the next?"
              NGS - Next Generation Sequencing. This technique improves upon the traditional Sanger based sequencing to obtain results quicker & cheaper.

              Results (ie exactly which YChr locations are tested) vary from person to person in a very similar way as the boundaries in Family Finder matches are rough boundaries. The process of using NGS requires the DNA to be chopped up in pieces and this process causes the exact borders to be a bit different each time.

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              • #8
                Thank you... So much to learn, so little time...

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