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    Are Y chromosome genetics accurate at determining race and looks? Or does it basically determine geography? I think there must be other factors counted and more important ones too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert286
    Are Y chromosome genetics accurate at determining race and looks? Or does it basically determine geography? I think there must be other factors counted and more important ones too.

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    Y chromosome genetics can only tell you about one line of descent. Twenty generations back, you have 1,048,576 ancestors, minus the ancestors lost through inbreeding (no offense: we're all inbred on a larger scale). But only one of those million + ancestors possessed your y chromosome. As for the rest of your nuclear genome, he has to share that space with the other million souls of 40 generations ago who made you who you are (biologically speaking), so y chromsome genetics cannot by itself tell you much of a person's overall ancestral makeup. For example, of a number of people tested who described themselves as solely African American, almost 30 percent of them had European y chromosomes (see: http://www.dienekes.com/blog/archives/000115.html ).

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    Y-chromosome and mtDNA markers are only useful when analyzing populations.

    At an individual level, autosomal DNA is much more indicative of one's ancestry.

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    Y chromosone haplogroups can differ and be similar in different regions, its nothing to do with modern racial categorizations of nationality, its simply a HUMAN recessive allele. People tend to confuse it with racial similarity (although they will be more similar to people of similar regional origins).

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