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From: "Dan Compton" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 24/25 match but 8 step difference on 449
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 19:15:33 -0800
Schedule pressure always hurts quality. This is a clear signal to us all to
lighten up on schedule. No matter what we say, what we really do care about
is superior quality when it is my DNA they are messing with.
Self auditing and governance controls mandated by this lab, and Bennett's
insistence on shielding the lab from schedule pressure, give increased
confidence that these types of errors are being minimized. The
administrator should not have brought this minor issue to this list, but
rather send a quick note to the superior staff at ftDNA.
ftDNA Compton Surname Reconstruction Project
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Barton" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 6:16 PM
Subject: RE: [DNA] 24/25 match but 8 step difference on 449
> From: Roy Hutchinson [mailto:]
> "I just received a phone call from Bennett Greenspan. He investigated this
> and it was a "clerical mutation" as Charles suggested. It is nice to know
> that the guys as FTDNA will go the extra mile to check things out."
> It's good of Bennett to check it out and good of him to admit the error.
> However, it was the Project Coordinator that surfaced the concern, not the
> testing firm. And fortunately, this one was bad enough to get caught.
> Does anyone have a sense of how often the "clerical mutations" occur? (Or
> is there any way to know?)
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