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Genetic genealogy 2008

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Genetic Genealogy Timeline


The volunteer (scientists and hobbyists) collaborative ISOGG YSNP Tree is cited by the scientific community:

  • 13 Feb 2008 - ISOGG Tree cited in genetics study "Pinghua population as an exception of Han Chinese's coherent genetic structure".
  • 30 Jan 2008 - Personal genome company, DeCODEme provides a link to the ISOGG Tree in the results section.
  • 20 Jan 2008 - ISOGG Tree cited in genetics study "A Rare Y Chromosome Missense Mutation in Exon 25 of Human USP9Y Revealed by Pyrosequencing".


12 March 2008

Published genetics study "The Phylogeny of the Four Pan-American MtDNA Haplogroups: Implications for Evolutionary and Disease Studies" utilizes a mitochondrial DNA sequence uploaded to GenBank by a client of Family Tree DNA. This is the first known instance of a study using data submitted through a commercial testing company being used for science. Accession# EF648602

March 2008

"Cluster analysis of extended Y-STR haplotypes leads to discovery of a large and widespread sub-clade of Y Haplogroup J2 pathway [abstract 994] by Bonnie Schrack, Whit Athey, and James Wilson and presented at the annual meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics, October 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, was cited in the genetics study "Differential Y-chromosome Anatolian Influences on the Greek and Cretan Neolithic". (Schrack and Athey are DNA pioneer hobbyists.)

April 2, 2008

(online version) Y-Chromosome Consortium (YCC) phylogenetic tree revised. Karafet, T.M., Mendez, F.L., Meilerman, M.B., Underhill, P.A., Zegura, S.L., and Hammer, M.F. New binary polymorphisms reshape and increase resolution of the human Y-chromosomal haplogroup tree. Genome Res. doi:10.1101/gr.7172008.


Journal of Genetic Genealogy - see articles