Currently we do not have any person in Lineage 1 testing DYF399X. What's appearing on the Results page are the only persons tested so far. You'll find the results for 399X out to the far right of the Results table. http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/dunbar/results
We'd love to have you test that marker.
1. Go to any of your FTDNA account pages
2. Click "Order Tests and Upgrades"
3. Choose "Advanced Orders"
4. Go down that page until you find:
Y-STR DNA-FP Panel 5 Palindromic Pack
5. 2nd marker down is DYF 399X - $16.00
6. There is a one-time fee of $9.25? to transfer your DNA from Arizona to Houston TX. (The transfer fee used to be stated but I can't find it anywhere so I'm remembering, what it had been)
7. There is no Invoice method for this transaction. It's straight credit card if done online.
As to your last question: "Can you update this information, in particular, the last sentence?" The last sentence being "That said, new advances and discoveries are made everyday and possible future recommendations may be advised for Lineage 1."
Probably the best example I can give you is on your "Advanced Test" page which I described above. When we first began this Project in '05, the only test available were up to 37 markers and an very simple Deep Clade SNP test. All of these test on the Advance page have been added since that time and the list keeps growing.
FamilyTree has added many autosomal tests which include other chromosome's beside mtDNA and Y-DNA. These were added to look for some very common health issues.
Probably the biggest factor in what's driving this industry is the Archon X Prize. See below. Already we've seen dramatic improvements in the machinery to read the DNA. Just last month I read where one organization may be able to read a person's entire genome in 24-48 hours for under $1,000.00.
"The Archon X PRIZE for Genomics is the second prize launched by the X PRIZE Foundation following the success of the Ansari X PRIZE for Sub-Orbital Space. To win the $10 million genomics prize purse, teams must successfully sequence 100 human genomes within 10 days for less than $10,000 per genome."http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=799122
Currently, I don't have any new recommendations beside DYF399X for our Lineage 1 men. When something does come along that might help the Lineage 1 men or any of our other Lineages or participants, I'll be notifying those groups or men.
I hope that answers your questions. Until next time, Debra
Dunbar DNA Project Admin.
Regarding your final paragraph,
<However, we did find great volatility with marker DYF399X in that particular Panel and we see value in getting as many men in Lineage 1 to test this marker and 399X can be ordered separately for around $16.00 US. If marker 399X is something you’d like to add, email me and I can give you instructions on how to order. If not, you’re set and need not do any further testing. That said, new advances and discoveries are made everyday and possible future recommendations may be advised for Lineage 1.
Can you update this information, in particular, the last sentence? Are you waiting for more results from this test? How do I participate?