The Incidence of Non-Paternal Events (NPE’s) in men of Manx origin


One of the challenges that genetic genealogy researchers face when carrying out Y-DNA testing on groups of men within a family surname study is to identify which male haplotype profile actually represents the ancestral genetic line for that family. Various studies suggest that the possible incidence of non-paternal events (NPE’s) may be a significant factor to be dealt with.

An interim analysis of the results being obtained from the ongoing Manx Y-DNA study is able to provide a new and relevant perspective on this issue

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