Scoop: M222 Could Originate in County Mayo

Posted    Last Modified: November 9, 2013 at 11:59 am
· Europe

News flash from FTDNA Conference:


Dr  Miguel Vilar, who is the Science Manager for the Genographic Project, explained that the Genoraphic 2.0 project collected a lot of samples in Ireland this summer. Spencer Wells is supposed to be in County Mayo, Ireland to present results next week.

Dr Vilar just used the phrase, “dozens of SNPs beyond M222″. He would not confirm thst Y-DNA haplogroup R1b-M222 originated there but did say that where the frequency and diversity of M222 is highest, that location is most likely to be the place where mutation originated. And County Mayo is where M-222 is the most frequent.

Watch this space for more updates as the information is released to the press next week.