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|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1|
Partly Sunny: Making Sense of DNA Matches
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm Central
Description: Some genealogists scour DNA results for possible cousins; others use DNA to test hypotheses about relationships of living people. In either case, they depend on testing companies' criteria for identifying matches and on their predictions of relationships. These predictions are a bit like weather forecasts--they are estimates. Learn why these estimates, or predictions, are sometimes overly optimistic and sometimes overly pessimistic. Learn about how random mutations affect analysis of Y-DNA data and why recombination of autosomal chromosomes require predicted relationships to be expressed in ranges.
Presenter: J.H. Fonkert, CG