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From: "ljcrain1" <>
Subject: Gene for Lactose Intolerance Identified
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 20:25:23 -0500


"A quick and cheap genetic test will soon be able to identify people with lactose intolerance. The test will be a boon for doctors, since many people suffer from the condition without realising it, and existing tests are time-consuming and unreliable."

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn1787

Couldn't this test, if as inexpensive as the article states, be used for genealogical genetic testing? To give a clue as to one's origin much as the Duffy null is used now? I understand that the presence of Duffy null is included in the DNAPrint.

Janet Crain


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