Genetic genealogy 2006
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Am J Hum Genet. 2006 Mar;78(3):487-97. Epub 2006 Jan 1 The matrilineal ancestry of Ashkenazi Jewry: portrait of a recent founder event. Doron M. Behar, et al
News release: http://www.ats.org/news.php?id=134
Half of the 8 million Ashkenazi Jews living today can be traced to four women. (Complete mitochondrial DNA sequences)
Ted Kandell [Kandell, T.E. and Greenspan,B.] is the first private individual to upload a full mtDNA sequence to GenBank and provides guidelines for others to follow.
27 March: Family Tree DNA announces the launch of its new 59-marker Y-chromosome DNA test.
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation announces the release of its mtDatabase
8 August: Family Tree DNA announces the launch of its new 67-marker Y-chromosome DNA test. All orders for the 59-marker test, announced in March, were automatically upgraded to 67 markers free of charge.
Family Tree DNA reports over 3,700 projects, representing over 58,642 surnames (includes variations).
Would like data from other companies to include here.
Created by hobbyists and used by many hobbyists:
- Glad's mtDNAtool (July) An mtDNA analysis utility
Other landmark events
Newsweek (February 6) cover story "Genes & Family - What Science Can Tell You About Your History and Your Health"
(Considered a landmark event because it was the first cover story in a "popular press" publication.)
- FTDNA announces purchase/merge with DNA-Fingerprint – July
- FTDNA’s 3rd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy [for FTDNA Group Administrators], Houston, TX. - November
(Photos - http://picasaweb.google.com/ladoctora )
- FTDNA establishes Zurich office and website in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian - November (now iGENEA): http://europe.familytreedna.com
- Journal of Genetic Genealogy - see articles by genetic genealogy hobbyists