Did you notice? If you tested at Family Tree DNA, something happened to your mitochondrial DNA while you were sleeping. Go ahead….quick….go and take a look. There is something new….very new.
Family Tree DNA rolled out the very new RSRS sequencing and has positioned it right beside your Cambridge Reference Sequence (CRS) values. These are the mutations you’ve always seen, are familiar with, know and love. Your CRS results are on the first tab shown, so still there and very much visible. See below.
So you have the old and you have the new, side by side, but what is the RSRS and what does it mean to you? Why are they so different? Tune in tomorrow where we’ll talk about the brand new, watershed RSRS, the Reconstructed Sapiens Reference Sequence, what it is and why it’s important to you. This is cutting edge science, and you get to be a part of it!!!
And congratulations to Family Tree DNA for being the first company to bring us this new science, up close and personal.
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With this new RSRS why does my mtDNA haplo group go from K to H2a2a and what happened to K?
The tree did get shuffled. The haplogroup K group administrator, Bill Hurst, was an integral part of the tree redesign. I would suggest you contact him with questions.
Thank you for your reply. Do you know how I would get a hold of Mr. Hurst?
The proper answer is that you can always click on the project link and the administrators are listed. However, Bill’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I happened to have it handy since we were e-mailing back and forth today.
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