DNA Research #DNA Re: Family Finder #dna

Beth Long

This was an interesting article, but it did not state clearly that it
was talking about autosomal DNA (which is more accurate in the
"short-term", since it recombines).

I think it was misleading in
that it implied that these autosomal results disprove various
hypotheses about how (Y-DNA Haplogroups) R1b, R1a, and Q found their
way into the European Jewish genepool.

All it really proves is
that in "genealogical time", Jews have formed somewhat of a closed
genepool. The more distant Y-DNA origins are a separate matter, and the
article could have done better in explaining this.

Beth Long

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