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Friday, December 01, 2006

Journal of Genetic Gibberish

The Fall 2006 issue of the Journal of Genetic Genealogy is out. It features such lucid, captivating prose as this:

Using a heterozygous sample and DYS385 as an anchor, sequencing could proceed in both directions until a few single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were encountered on the two arms of the palindrome.
While attempting to decode that sentence, I strained a muscle I hadn't used since grad school.

If a title like "Haplogroup Prediction from Y-STR Values Using a Bayesian-Allele-Frequency Approach" doesn't make you want to run away and hide behind the sofa, you might find JOGG a good read. Personally, I think they should've thrown in a Marmaduke cartoon or two for the rest of us.

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