Auto Somal Test Results-what do they mean?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:24 am
My Autosomal Test results are comprised of three columns as follows:-

    D8S1179 13 13
    D21S11 29 29
    D7S820 8 8
    CSF1PO 9 11
    D3S1358 14 15
    TH01 8 9.3
    D13S317 8 12
    D16S539 9 11
    D2S1338 20 24
    D19S433 13 13
    vWA 17 18
    TPOX 8 8
    D18S51 16 18
    D5S818 10 12
    FGA 21 24
    Amelogenin X Y
    LPL 11 13
    F13B 6 10
    FES / FPS 12 12
    F13A01 6 6

but what does it all mean?
What are the centre and right hand columns-one paternal and one maternal, which is which? The following are Panel 2 Markers.
    LPL 11
    F13B 6
    FES / FPS 12
    F13A01 6

I'm new to this topic and I really would appreciate some help here. :?:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:57 pm
You will have to tell us what company you tested with. I have not seen results like this before, but perhaps others have.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:44 am
R. Walker wrote:You will have to tell us what company you tested with. I have not seen results like this before, but perhaps others have.

The tests were done by GeneBase. In case the numbers are confusing, the last four are the two columns I referred to. (They are not displayed as I entered them).

As a newcomer to DNA fora, I find it frustrating that GeneBase offers no clear explanation of its results.

Thanks for any assistance.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:23 am
They're autosomal STRs, designed for use in criminal investigations to identify individuals.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/forensi ... /silva.htm

But they're not particularly useful for genetic ancestry purposes. In some cases tea leaves produce more reliable results in this context. Why don't you just get a 23andMe test? They ship to Australia.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:06 am
@Tomatoes:

Thanks very much for that, it explains why I couldn't get the data into Gedmatch etc.
Do you think that 23&Me is the best way to go, or FTDNA, I already have some tests done by them to verify GeneBase results.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:05 am
23andMe is the better option if you're interested in a detailed breakdown of your autosomal origins. Its Ancestry Composition suffers from some problems, but eventually it should become the best tool in the business. It also has some other useful stuff like Ancestry Finder, which can be used in conjunction with the Ancestry Composition. Moreover, the SNPs it uses overlap very nicely with all of the main reference datasets used by third party projects, like mine.

I'd only ever use FTDNA and Geno 2.0 for Y-DNA and mtDNA tests.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:20 am
Tomatoes.

Thanks again for the info.

I'll take your suggestion and go for 23 & Me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 pm
Does 23andMe have the same SNPs as FTDNA? I am currently awaiting my results from 23andMe, however it seems like every time we get a new SNP, FTDNA charges an arm and a leg to test for it. I am thinking that it might as well be appropriate to wait a few years and test through the Geno just so all SNPs are updated at FTDNA. What do y'all think?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:50 am
Ian B wrote:but what does it all mean?
What are the centre and right hand columns-one paternal and one maternal, which is which?


We dont know what marker comes from who of your parents unless testing at least one of your parents or even if we tried to phase it (making haplotypes of genotypes) by using unrelated individuals. Autosomal by the way is the part of genetics that we normally understand as relatedness, its not herritaged like Y-chromosomes and mitokondria in strict paternal and maternal lines.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:51 am
Tomatoes wrote:But they're not particularly useful for genetic ancestry purposes. In some cases tea leaves produce more reliable results in this context. Why don't you just get a 23andMe test? They ship to Australia.


Alone these markers manage at best to infer continental ancestry but even these can be unreliable from my own experience.
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