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About us

This group will focus on research concerning the R-P312/S116 Haplogroup. We aim to find new significant and private SNPs to further resolve paragroups under P312*, including the R1b-NS Cluster, U152*, L2*, and L20+, and any other subgroup within R-P312 with the exception of R-L21. (The R-L21 WTY project is hosted here).

FTDNA's Specifics:
  • Sequencing of 3 plates of 96 Y chromosome PCR segments each.
  • We’re sequencing in both the forward and the reverse directions.
  • The average number of total unique bases sequenced on the ChrY will exceed 100 kB.
  • No re-runs (unless sample failed completely or < 50 kB).
  • Segments can be considered as randomly chosen regions on the Y chromosome which are unlikely to recombine.
  • All known derived SNPs and all differences from the HUGO reference sequence will be scored.
  • Participants can opt for public presentation of their results. This decision cannot be reversed.
  • If a new SNP is found the participant can decide whether FTDNA makes it public. In the event that multiple participants have this SNP, only one need submit their decision for FTDNA to make the SNP public. This decision cannot be reversed.
  • Only public markers will be available to order as single SNPs from the advanced orders page.
  • FTDNA will try to submit new public SNPs to NCBI (for a rs number). We cannot guarantee that they will be accepted.
  • If a customer publishes a new marker all involved GRC laboratory personal must be added as co-authors.
  • Each participant must add all previous Y-STR and Y-SNP results to his application.
  • Please indicate the testing company for non-FTDNA results.
  • Collective submission of similar participants by group is strongly encouraged.
  • FTDNA reserves the right to limit the number of participants according to our production capacity.
  • The GRC laboratory director decides if and when an application will be accepted based on the scientific importance.
  • Public groups of well-selected individuals will be preferred. This decision cannot be disputed.
  • Cost: US$ 750 per participant.
  • Turnaround time: 6 weeks after fresh swabs have been received at FTDNA. Please contact the Group Administrator if you wish to participate.