• Male haplogroups are determined by a certain kind of marker called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). However, Family Tree DNA uses short tandem repeats (STR's) to predict a man's haplogroup as follows:

    At FTDNA, a Y-DNA

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  • Family Tree DNA is holding a Thanksgiving Sale that ends November 28th. Almost all their DNA tests are on sale but for the purposes of our Phillips DNA Project, only Y-DNA tests are useful. I recommend the 37 marker Y-DNA test on sale for $99

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  • The Y chromosome is a sex chromosome. Sex chromosomes carry the genetic code that makes each of us male or female. All people inherit two sex chromosomes. One comes from their mother and the other from their father. Men receive a Y chromosome

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  • Tools meant to reunite families are now being “used essentially to get families to put their members in jail.” Please note that the type of DNA being used by police is autosomal DNA, not Y-DNA. Our Phillips DNA Project is a Y-DNA project. Click

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  • Seniors beware. A new genetic testing scam preys on seniors' cancer fears and may be costing taxpayers million. The cancer test may be the hook, but the real goal is to collect as many Medicare numbers as possible. Read the whole story at this

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