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by jakayj
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee ranking
Replies: 5
Views: 3011

Re: Cherokee ranking

I think you should be excited to have three matches to Cherokee populations in your top 100 World Matches. Native American - Michigan is also closely linked with Cherokee. As DNA Consultants states, these DNA matches are for your personal research only and are not taken by the tribes or the U.S. gov...
by jakayj
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish markers with Iberian background
Replies: 34
Views: 109190

Re: Jewish markers with Iberian background

Dear Linda, Thank you for asking about the mix of Jewish individuals cited in the population referenced. I found that the Jewish population data represent DNA samples from 124 Jewish individuals in the collection of The National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations, at Tel-Aviv Univers...
by jakayj
Fri May 19, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Rare Genes from History
Topic: Lake Baikal Gene
Replies: 3
Views: 13839

Re: Lake Baikal Gene

Good evening, Raven,

I suggest you try an Internet search for other scientific articles. I found this one: http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2005/12/mt ... -lake.html .

I hope it helps.

Jakay
by jakayj
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Romani
Topic: Genetics of the Rom
Replies: 7
Views: 15215

Re: Genetics of the Rom

One possible explanation is that you got Romani from your mother's father or your father's mother. The haplogoup tests don't cross gender boundaries.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Jakay
by jakayj
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Similar Markers in Middle Eastern Populations
Replies: 1
Views: 1935

Re: Similar Markers in Middle Eastern Populations

Raven, Present-day populations, those within the past few generations, carry genetic markers from ancestral populations. That your mostly-Lebanese grandfather's DNA shows some matches to markers in modern Native American populations may seem odd at first glance, but if we think about it, modern Nati...
by jakayj
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: World
Topic: Markers
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Re: Markers

Raven,

That 80 percent applies to all populations, however.
by jakayj
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: World
Topic: Markers
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Re: Markers

Raven,

Most people (80%) get these markers. That means it is possible to still get this ancestry if you have rare alleles that do not match others. The strongest indication of any ancestry is it match a specific population.

Hope this explains for you,

Jakay
by jakayj
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Gedmatch matches....
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Re: Gedmatch matches....

We have no problem with your doing this; however, you cannot compare your results from our DNA Plus with Gedmatch as that is a genealogy program, so it it is like comparing apples and oranges. Also, you cannot compare your results with other DNA tests from other companies as we use both a different ...
by jakayj
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: World
Topic: Missing alleles?
Replies: 2
Views: 5309

Re: Missing alleles?

If only one allele is listed, that means both alleles are the same. For instance: "D3S1358 15 16" means one allele measured 15 and the other 16; "D3S1358 15 " means both alleles measured 15. The lab just doesn't repeat identical alleles. Many lab reports have one or two, sometime...
by jakayj
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Brazilian Amazon matches
Replies: 3
Views: 4734

Re: Brazilian Amazon matches

These populations include DNA from all three so, yes, you can infer the Native as well as the admixtures of European and African.

Jakay

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