November 2019

Y-haplogroup from atDNA raw data

In the autosomal DNA tests of 23andme and Living DNA, the Y-haplogroup and the mt-haplogroup are displayed directly. Many don’t know that the raw data, of all male atDNA testers contain information (Y-SNPs) for the Y-haplogroup and can be extracted with tools like the Morley Predictor. (Only FTDNA removes these Y-SNPs from the raw data).
Irrespective of which company the atDNA test was done with, it makes sense to have a closer look at the results, because there is much more information in it than some people think. If you get an “old” haplogroup displayed, even though younger branches are tested, it can mean that you are sitting on a rare branch.

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NGS – Take part at the Y-tree

Since my first Y-DNA test I have been fascinated by the Y trees. That’s why I support these projects and have already contributed some NGS. In the beginning I couldn’t imagine much of it. What, when, where and why happens this and that? In the meantime, I can answer some questions. Here is a small overview of what happens when you participate in a Y-tree.
But there are also a few more ways to support haplogroup projects. By donating, even if it is “only” the raw data of the existing test.

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