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23andMe Genome Wide Scans
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06/12/2010 23:37
Ann Turner

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06/12/2010 23:37
Ann Turner

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23andMe Genome Wide Scans

I'm forming a small study group of people with Dupuytren's contracture who have taken a test from 23andMe. This type of test looks at about 500,000 markers scattered across the entire genome. These markers would not be directly relevant for Dupuytren's, but they might reveal a common denominator.

http://23andMe.com

A similar product, Family Finder from Family Tree DNA, could also be utilized.

One family study has implicated a region on chromosome 16. I think it might be possible for people to compare their results and confirm, rule out, or maybe even narrow down the chromosomal region where the mutation occurred. This thread tells a little bit more about my notion.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th...0-06/1276195778

Please respond to me directly, DNACousins@aol.com, if you're interested.

Ann Turner, M.D.
co-author (with Megan Smolenyak) of "Trace Your Roots with DNA"
Disclosure: I have a consulting arrangement with 23andMe, but the statements expressed above are my own and not official policy of 23andMe.

06/13/2010 14:44
wach 

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06/13/2010 14:44
wach 

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Re: 23andMe Genome Wide Scans

Sounds a little like a marketing effort to me. Please excuse if it is not!

Wolfgang

Edited 06/13/10 17:50

06/13/2010 22:59
jimh 
06/13/2010 22:59
jimh 
Re: 23andMe Genome Wide Scans

I bought the test offered by the National Geographic "Genographic" project, and allowed that data to go to Family Tree DNA, but I haven't purchased any additional products from Family Tree. Could I contribute anything to your study?

06/14/2010 04:26
Ann Turner

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06/14/2010 04:26
Ann Turner

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Re: 23andMe Genome Wide Scans

jimh:
I bought the test offered by the National Geographic "Genographic" project, and allowed that data to go to Family Tree DNA, but I haven't purchased any additional products from Family Tree. Could I contribute anything to your study?
Your Genographic Project results would be for the Y chromosome (inherited through the straight paternal line) or mitochondrial DNA (inherited through the straight maternal line). The mutation for Dupuytren's would be on one of the nuclear chromosomes, possibly chromosome 16. FTDNA has a new product called Family Finder, which tests markers on all the chromosomes.Note that I am not advising that people take the test for this purpose, but if you already have results, from the Family Finder test, it would be interesting to compare them with other people who have Dupuytren's.

06/14/2010 04:27
Ann Turner

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06/14/2010 04:27
Ann Turner

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Re: 23andMe Genome Wide Scans

wach:
Sounds a little like a marketing effort to me. Please excuse if it is not!

Wolfgang
Not at all -- I'm just asking if people who have already taken a test from 23andMe would be interested in comparing notes.

06/15/2010 10:01
Linda Avey

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06/15/2010 10:01
Linda Avey

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Re: 23andMe Genome Wide Scans

Hi Ann-

You can check out (and download) Greg Mendel's data on the 23andMe site...he's been diagnosed with mild Dupuytren's (as most people know by now, my family's data are used as the basis for the fictitious Mendel family in 23andMe).

Linda Avey

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