In this article, Alan R. Templeton of Washington University used 10 sources of DNA for his geographic study of human origins. Peter A. Underhill of Stanford feels the population sampled was too small for statistical significance. How many would it take for an expanded version to be significant? Is there a chance such an enlarged version could be run while the developed protocols and software are fresh and available? Is someone willing to undertake such an expanded study? I think a “significant” version of this study could be extremely important.

Chrissy Church
Sunset, Utah

Templeton plans to expand his DNA sample. However, there is currently no consensus as to whether his statistical analysis unravels the mystery of human evolution. –B. Bower