Mailing List:2001-01-29 23, Re: DNA/or- other characteistics in past generations, by Victoria Whitney Landau

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Mailing List Archives > 2001-01-29 23, Re: DNA/or- other characteistics in past generations, by Victoria Whitney Landau

From: Victoria Whitney Landau <landaukv -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] DNA/or- other characteistics in past generations Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 17:32:58 -0800 References: <> Hi all, My Whitney relatives are light complected with light hair and eyes and slightly built. My dad was 5'9" and his brother was a jockey (which tells you how slight HE was). I am blood type O positive, which I think is the same as what my dad had. I agree with the comments that stated that the Whitney blood would be so diluted among us that there is probably no statisically significant difference between all of us and the general population. I am a civil engineer, but I work with a bunch of biologists who are into geneotyping of salmon (endangered species here in California). The tests are expensive. To make them less expensive when looking at a large sample population, the geneticists generally look for a marker so that they don't have to type the entire chromosome. As I understand it, that also means that the results just give you a probability of a specific outcome for the population (ie we are all related) rather than a certainty for specific individuals. Vicky in California Babseeb -at- wrote: > The DNA Discussion Is interesting. > I would like to see some comparison of the size/other features and > occupations. My Whitneys were small or short in stature. The picture I have > of my ggrandfather shows a fine featured aesthetic man. He was a professor > and many of his 8 sons were lawyers. > Most all of the young people today are of larger size than during the > 1800s. Nutrition today is so much improved. Many more are attending the > Universities than even in my generation. There are so many more fields in > the study of the sciences and Math. > Barbara Black in Sacramento

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