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For talk of scientific papers on population genetics, archaeology, and anthropology related to DNA and personal ancestry testing.
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Maternal Lineages (mtDNA)
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Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics
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Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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    Why remote matches are cool
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    4 December 2022, 08:15 AM
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