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From: "Jeff Martin" <>
Subject: RE: [NCLINCOLN] DNA information
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 15:08:13 -0600

It's the Y-Chromosome they're after. Not the X.

The DNA testing traces paternal lineages (i.e. father to son to
grandson, etc.) by looking at markers on the Y-Chromosome that mutate
very slowly over many generations. If two individuals share a surname
and the large majority of markers, there is a strong likelihood that
they descend from a common ancestor.


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Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [NCLINCOLN] DNA information

Isn't there some tests females can participate in? Not speaking as
fact, but I do believe females can do DNA for Native bloodlines.

Crystal Murphy

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