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From: "Dale E. Reddick" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Batch #116
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:16:02 -0400
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Perhaps everyone missed my earlier message. Read below regarding what
Bennett Greenspan (President of FTDNA) had to say about delays. I had
complained about a failure to provide results promised back on April
15. NGS is clearly indicated as an event that slowed down their lab.
Here's Bennett's message of 8/22/2005 11:33 AM regarding my message RE:
Y-HAP-Q, ,,4/15/2005, ,,106,.
I think that Bennett explains his view of lab problems in this message.
That date would coincide well with 2 events on our end. Switching to a
lab management system that stated at batch 108,and running a raft of
samples of the NGS project.
We are about integrated with #1 and completed with #2.
I have a list coming me in the next few days that should provide me a
status on all kits and backlogs...I sure hope so, I'm clearly not happy
with the pace of clearing these, but with a larger then expected
increase in volume from the Genographic project I feel like I've had by
rear kicked by some unexpected volume.
E-mail any time.
Family Tree DNA
"History Unearthed Daily"
*From:* Dale E. Reddick [mailto:]
*Sent:* Sunday, August 21, 2005 8:47 PM
*To:* Bennett Greenspan; Max Blankfeld; Richard D. Reddick
*Subject:* Y-HAP-Q, ,,4/15/2005, ,,106,
I really hate */repeatedly/* beatin' up on a morbid horse, but April 15
was a long time ago...
Just what's goin' on in your lab?
Dale E. Reddick
Phil Goff wrote:
> For the benefit of participants in the Goff Surname DNA Study, I
> tracked the "efficiency-value" score for DNA-Fingerprint, DNA Heritage
> and FTDNA over time. This score takes into consideration the cost of
> the service and the time elapsed from when the lab receives the sample
> for testing until when results are returned. Although the scores only
> include tests from the two surname projects I administer, they may be
> helpful to others. The evidence is that the Genographic Project has
> not slowed FTDNA's delivery of results. FTDNA seems shows an upward
> trend in performance over the last year. DNA-Fingerprint and DNA
> Heritage consistently score in the 90%-98% range, but my projects have
> not used these two labs as much as we have used FTDNA.
> For anyone interested in a quanitative assessment of these three labs,
> the scores graphed are at the bottom of the page at
> http://home.comcast.net/~philgoff/GoffDNA.htm. Thanks,
> Phil Goff
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Raymond Whritenour"
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 1:48 PM
> Subject: [DNA] Batch #116
>> Anybody but me starting to feel like the Genographic Project might have
>> something to do with all these late batches?
>> Ray Whritenour
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