|The Ideal Book to Learn about Genetic Genealogy!
DNA & Genealogy was introduced
at the Family Tree DNA Second
International Conference on
Genetic Genealogy held in
November 2005 at National
Geographic Headquarters in
Washington DC. DNA & Genealogy
is a follow-on to Forensic
Genealogy, and gives a more
detailed explanation on what you
can learn through Y- and mtDNA
testing. There are also sections on
how to find out if your surname
already has a DNA study in
progress, how to join a study, and
how to form your own.
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But DNA & Genealogy offers interesting reading material to even the most
seasoned genetic genealogist, through its "DNA in the News " and "Weird DNA"
sidebars on subjects including:
- Chimeras, People with Two DNA profiles in Their Bodies
- Sickle Cell - Good News/Bad News
- DNA Analysis of Oetzi the Tyrolean Ice Man
- IQ XY
- Exobiology DNA
and many others!
Attending a conference on Y-DNA surname projects, as I just did, without first
reading your book, "DNA and Genealogy", is akin to being dropped into a Tibetan
village where nobody speaks English...you know people are talking to each other, but
you don't have a clue what they're talking about. (SNiPs?...those are what I used to
cut out of my mother’s apple pies, hoping she wouldn’t notice). Your book should be
read by everyone struggling to understand this fascinating new science.
Clan Donnachaidh Project
(Robertson, Reid, Duncan, et al)
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Table of Contents
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
The Human Genome Project
The Birth of DNA Fingerprinting
The Genetic Genealogy Revolution
THE INS AND OUTS OF GENETIC GENEALOGY
So How Does DNA work?
Short Tandem Repeats (STRs)
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)
A Few Words about Mutations
References–The Ins and Outs of Genetic Genealogy
Is There Already a Study for My Name?
Joining a Study
WHAT KIND OF TEST IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Major Testing Companies
What Are My Testing Options?
What to Expect When You Get Tested
References–What Kind of Test Is Right for Me?
ARE WE REALLY COUSINS?
The Most Recent Common Ancestor
MRCA Probabilities—The FTDNATiPTM Calculator
References–Are We Really Cousins
WOW, OW, WO, and O Stories
References–WOW, WO, OW, and O Stories
References - Nonpaternity Events
STARTING AND MANAGING MY OWN STUDY
Managing Your Project
HOW MANY MARKERS? HOW MANY PEOPLE?
About Cladograms and Pairwise Mismatches
The Mumma Study
More Markers, More Information
References–How Many Markers? How Many People?
WHAT CAN DNA TESLL ME ABOUT MY SURNAME?
How Many People Do I Need?
References–What Can DNA Tell Me about My Surname?
SNPS, CLADES, AND HAPLOGROUPS
SNPs and the HAPMAP
Haplogroups and Clades
mtDNA and Clades
References–SNPS, Clades, and Haplogroups
THE LAST WOR(L)D The Typewriter
The Bare Facts
MRCA Calculations and Bayes Theorem
References–Appendix A, MRCA Calculations
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