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  • Question: Dsy 464

    I have started to receive my Y results for batch 499 and have the markers up to 37. Hopefully someone can help me with a question about DSY 464. Mine came back with a very odd markers.....There are 8 of them, but only two numbers repeating 4 times (1x, 1x, 1x, 1x, 2x, 2x, 2x, 2x). Any ideas? I am a total newbie with DNA testing. I'm not sure if I would every be able to match someone with that Unique of a marker.

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    DYS464 is a highly volatile marker that most men have 4 copies of, but there can be more. I believe FTDNA corrects for this in cases where you have more than 4 copies.

    I have 4 copies, but a match of mine has 6. Since he has four copies the same as mine, we count as a match on this marker. So no need to worry.