Q-L527 is a Northwestern European branch of the Q-F1161 lineage. According to YFull analysis, it is between 15,200 and 18,800 years old.
DNA testing in a citizen science project like the Q-M242 Haplogroup project must be both progressive and pragmatic. Testing is progressive when it uses new technologies like BIG Y and advanced SNP packs to discover and explore new branches. It is pragmatic when it recognizes that all cannot afford the price of such tests and finds other options.