Q-M242 is the parent to all other Q branches. Its parent is P-M45. YFull dates show that Q-M245 is between 34,000 and 29,800 years old (95% CI). This is a much older date than in older published studies, and perhaps helps explain the great geographic spread of the branches under it. Q-M242 has two son [...]
Q-MEH2 is one of the two son branches of Q-M242. It is the parent of Q-M346 and Q-F1096.
Q-M346 is the child of Q-MEH2. It is the parent of Q-L53 and Q-Y4800.
Q-L53 is a child of Q-M346. It is the parent of Q-L54 and YP4004. From YFull analysis, Q-L53 is between 20,000 and 18,300 years old. So far, members of this lineage that do not belong to either Q-L54 or Q-YP4004 have not been found. However, the discovery of the Q-YP4004 lineage is relatively recent. Much more [...]
Results for the first 90 Q-Backbone SNP Pack tests are back. Of these, 78 are in the Q-M242 project. They are exciting, and we have updated many of the clusters in the project based on them.
Lima is the capital city of Peru in South America. It is unsurprising then that the 1000 Genomes project found a Q sample there. Sample HG01944 from that project though does not seem to belong in South America. You see, it is Q-M120, and that is an East Asian lineage.
The project is currently working to fund two BIG Ys. The first kit is N58043. His known origins trace to the city of Varanasi in India.
Way way back in 2010, the project funded Walk Through the Y testing for a number of project members. One of those was a Guatemalan participant with Mayan ancestry.
We are two weeks into Q-Backbone SNP Pack orders, and the project just saw its 107th order. I am thrilled and excited. Many of those testing have uncommon Y-STR result profiles (haplotypes). That means that the Q-Backbone results will be a complete surprise.
Family Tree DNA will soon launch the Q-Backbone SNP Panel. The price is $39 US. To encourage testing, the Q-M242 project is offering the first 100 project members to order an additional $10 US off. Here is what you need to do to get the special price.