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R.Rocca
10-16-2014, 12:10 PM
The 50-60 SNP panel by haplogroup is pretty interesting...

by Roberta Estes http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/15/tenth-annual-family-tree-dna-conference-wrapup/

by Jennifer Zinck http://www.ancestorcentral.com/decennial-conference-on-genetic-genealogy/

ArmandoR1b
10-16-2014, 12:43 PM
I've been waiting a very long time for the "Deep Clade 2.0" to be rolled out. The sooner they release the tests the better. There are a lot of people out there that really need their terminal SNP determined and the BigY wasn't something a lot of them were willing to spend money on. I really hope they take advantage of the test once it is rolled out.

dp
10-16-2014, 04:16 PM
The 50-60 SNP panel by haplogroup is pretty interesting... I agree. People need to communicate with their admins to get coverage for as many project members as possible.


[comments] by Roberta Estes http://dna-explained.com/2014/10/15/tenth-annual-family-tree-dna-conference-wrapup/
Dear Richard,
[Y-DNA]
This part made me chuckle :-)
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How times have changed since 2006.
dp :-)

[mt-DNA]
"CeCe mentioned that currently there are only 44,000 full sequence results in the Family Tree DNA data base and and 185K total HVR1, HVR2 and full sequence tests. Y has half a million. We need to increase the data base, which, of course increases matches and makes everyone happier. If you haven’t tested your mitochondrial DNA to the full sequence level, this would be a great time!"

[general -- industry wide]
"In 2013, the industry crossed the millionth kit line. The second millionth kit was sold in early summer 2014"

I just got a 23andme kit. Their site says they have had 750,000 kits. -dp


[comments] by Jennifer Zinck http://www.ancestorcentral.com/decennial-conference-on-genetic-genealogy/

[X dna comparisons]
"If Gedmatch can do it, why can’t Family Tree DNA? A: Laugh .. www.familytreedna.com/suggestions"

[autosomal admixture reference samples]
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referring to the above Gene-by-Gene (parent of FTDNA) the speaker was asked the following:
"Are the reference populations from Genographic? A: No, they do not overlap enough."

another speaker:
"CeCe mentioned that there could be a problem of missing Sephardic Jew in the myOrigins database. What happens? A: It comes back as Middle Eastern. Next week, Razib will work with a new dataset that contains that population."

[FamilyFinder matches]
"Around 95,000 people have done Family Finder or have imported their data into the database up to this point."

[y-dna]
"Bennett asked Elliott if it is currently possible to predict haplogroups at a deep level with just STRs and Elliott said that it’s not do-able any more, even with 111 markers, at least for M222."