Roger Ellison and Jon Truscott Haynes

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Wendy101

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Closer-BK would not show as a match for Silver/Roger because the DNA that belongs to BK (his exclusive) is a different kind from the DNA obtained from the mitochondria of Silver's cell.

MtDNA is less accurate than a primary DNA match...because it is part of the equation, but not everything. It shows a common maternal ancester.

The primary DNA is obtained from something that is just yours-your hair, bone, skin cell. MtDNA can be obtained from your sister, mother, aunt, female cousin and indicates a likelihood that you are related to someone else.


So then shouldn't BK get MtDNA sample off to the National Database then?
 

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So, does anyone know if Roger and Benjaman's DNA are going to be compared? Do I give up onthe thought that Roger might be Banjaman, as there was no response from Silver (Rogers sister) ... sorry, but I just don't want to waste time looking into this possibility if they will not be compared...
 

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Maybe she is out of town or something. It is not necessarily her responsibility to compare DNA anyway--usually one of us calls LE and inquires about it. So many people said that there is no way that BK could be Roger, so I did not contact LE, but if you feel strongly about it, you can contact them. Nothing is ever a waste here. :blowkiss:
So, does anyone know if Roger and Benjaman's DNA are going to be compared? Do I give up onthe thought that Roger might be Banjaman, as there was no response from Silver (Rogers sister) ... sorry, but I just don't want to waste time looking into this possibility if they will not be compared...
 
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