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From: "Jerry L. Ivey" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] DNA Print
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 10:02:44 -0500
Yes, but the "DNA test of the Black suspect" was not DNAPrint. This is
the kind of mis-impression that can be left with the general public that
a test intended for genealogical work or for the narrow forensics goals
of DNAPrint can be used to uniquely identify a person.
That's the kind of impression that can make it more difficult for us to
get volunteers for DNA testing for genealogical studies.
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA Print
In a message dated 06/12/2003 10:58:38 PM Central Daylight Time,
> I thought the report was misleading to viewers. I will acknowledge
> that the DNAPrint test was valuable in showing a majority African
> ancestry of the suspect. However, there was an unstated implication
> that it was also the DNAPrint test used for the actual DNA matching of
> the person arrested and the crime scene samples.
I didn't get that impression at all. It was Tony's test that gave them
Authority to get a DNA test of the Black suspect, with a court order.
was, then, matched to the crime scenes. While they were awaiting the
the suspect fled to Atlanta.
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