In case my readers were not aware, the Spring 2007 issue of the Journal of Genetic Genealogy is now available. This free, open-access peer-reviewed journal has been around in the Spring of 2005 and offers recent news and analysis in the field of genetic genealogy. The current issue has the following articles:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement, By T. Whit Athey, editor
Discussion of recent developments in the field as well as nomenclature issues.
Stacking the Deck: Mutation Rate in the mtDNA Coding Region, By Ann Turner
According to the article, “Genetic genealogists, who are obtaining full-sequence mtDNA tests in increasing numbers, are in a position to provide a â€œbiased sampleâ€ for the study of the mutation rate in the coding region.”
Announcement: A New DNA Fund, By Katherine Hope-Borges
Announcing a new non-profit organization to fund genetic research.
Geographic Patterns of Haplogroup R1b in the British Isles, By Kevin D. Campbell
A thorough analysis of the distribution of Haplogroup R1b in the British Isles.
A Major Subclade of Haplogroup G2, By T. Whit Athey
Analysis of a G2 subcluster or subclade that is characterized by a repeat value of 13 at DYS388.