Dodecad Ancestry Project is at ~10,000

By Razib Khan | September 26, 2011 11:35 pm

A few days ago I noticed that the Dodecad Ancestry Project had nearly nearly 10,000 individuals! ~500 are participants in the project (like myself, I’m DOD075). But most of the individuals were derived from public or shared data sets. You can see them in the Google spreadsheet with all the results. It’s quite an accomplishment, and I commend Dienekes for it. I also have to enter into the record that Dodecad prompted my own forays into genome blogging, and Dienekes also helped Zack with pointers for Harappa in the early days.

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  • Onur

    Dodecad Ancestry Project is arguably one of the greatest human population genetics ancestry projects, and it is all the work of one man apparently. So I think we should all commend Dienekes for his accomplishments and efforts.

  • Charles Nydorf

    Hooray for Dienekes!

  • Glenn Allen Nolen

    I agree, and he calls himself an amateur!

  • pconroy

    I too commend Dienekes for this gift to the worlds of Science, Genetics, Genealogy, Anthropology and History!!!

  • Onur

    I too commend Dienekes for this gift to the worlds of Science, Genetics, Genealogy, Anthropology and History!!!

    The Dodecad Ancestry Project has nothing to do with genealogy. In fact, Dienekes explicitly stated in the Dodecad blog that the Dodecad Project is not a genealogy project:

    “The Dodecad Project is an anthropology project; it is not a genealogy project. There are other projects and experts out there who can help you interpret your data from a genealogy perspective. ”

    http://dodecad.blogspot.com/2011/02/note-on-eligibility-criteria-of-dodecad.html

    The Dodecad Project results give much more information about, for example, history (let alone genetics and anthropology) than about genealogy.

  • Onur

    The Dodecad Project results give much more information about, for example, history (let alone genetics and anthropology) than about genealogy.

    I should have written “infinitely more” instead of “much more”.

  • Vitasta

    Let me add my note of appreciation as well,
    DOD666 (yikes :) )

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