Friday, May 16, 2014

DNA, SNP, STR, OMG!

Deep Into DNA*

   Oh my gosh, there are many acronyms in genetic genealogy.  You have to agree that using the acronym DNA is better than writing deoxyribonucleic acid repeatedly.  Although, when we talk about using DNA for genealogy and we only use acronyms, they start to lose their meaning and become just another ‘thing’.  “Hey, I’ve got a SNP.  Do you have a SNP?”  “I dunno, let me check.”  



   Maybe I’m weird.  I like to understand what all the acronyms mean and how they play a part in the larger picture.

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