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From: "hamman" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] please explain the difference btwn RG, SMGF, and DNA Heritage
Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 08:23:22 -0500
Thanks James, for your clear answer. So to answer my original question,
looks like DNA Heritage has only processed maybe 200 or so 25-marker+ tests
through Sorenson Genomics, which might explain why we haven't heard any
complaints yet from their customers. Someone answered my earlier question
by lumping in all tests by Sorenson Genomics labs, including the SMGF study,
but is that fair? Can someone please verify if my earlier assumption is
correct, that people who were tested through the SMGF study are not allowed
to view their own results? If so, they would never be able to catch an
error, and we would not hear from any of them on this list, so their numbers
are irrelevant to my question.
Sounds like it might be fair to include Relative Genetics, however. So how
long has Relative Genetics used Sorenson Genomics as their testing
laboratory? We've heard examples of mistakes with Relative Genetics as
well, I wonder how their error *rate* compares to FTDNA?
Note: I keep putting asterisks next to the term "rate", because it the error
rate that matters not the absolute number of errors -- the reason, of
course, is that if two places have the same quality control, a place with
21000 tests should have 100x more complaints of errors than a place with
only 210 tests, but the error rate should be about the same.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] please explain the difference btwn RG, SMGF, and DNA
> In a message dated 5/29/2004 7:58:01 PM Central Standard Time,
> > James, are you talking about the LDS-related Sorenson study, the one
> > no one gets their own results reported to them? My question is how many
> > people have taken their 25+ marker test through DNA Heritage? I'll bet
> > was generous when I said 1,000. Actually, now I'm confused, why are you
> > talking about RG and SMGF, when I thought Richard Cottrell had his test
> > through DNA Heritage? I'm not trying to be difficult, just trying to
> > sure I completely understand what you are saying.
> Sorenson Genomics now does the DNA testing for DNAHeritage, as well as
> Relative Genetics and the Sorenson Molecular Genealogical Foundation.
> was using an undisclosed university facility until Jan. They then ceased
> because the lab couldn't keep up with the order flow. It never completed
> tests where there were problems with the samples. DNAHeritage then
> with Sorenson Genomics to perform their tests. This started in April.