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Re: Understanding DNA
Posted by: Carl (ID *****9040) Date: May 14, 2012 at 10:58:41
In Reply to: Re: Understanding DNA by charles padgett of 4707

Charles, another thing to keep in mind is this. If, as was stated in a previous response, a perfect 67/67 match implies a 99% chance (99 out of 100) of a common ancestor within 10 generations, that means that the flip side is true as well. That is, ONE time out of a hundred, two 67/67 samples will NOT share a common ancestor within 10 generations -- and it could be several more generations further back.

If you happen to hit the REVERSE jackpot -- where the two you are eyeballing are the 1% EXCEPTION to the rule then ....

See what I mean? --Carl

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