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From: charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Private Databases, Semi-Private Databases, Public Databases,and Super-Public Data
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:02:31 -0500
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Another useful tip and use for the Geno Project. Thanks for sharing that
Doug McDonald wrote:
> charles wrote:
>> It is really up to who paid for the test as to how public he/she wants
>> to be with their data.
> I agree.
> I worry ... I don't know how much Mark does ... about the possibility
> of a nasty political surprise. If I were running things, a prime
> imperative would be how to make sure that nobody knows of these,
> especially me! (The way it is now, with me only as assistant, this is
> automatic). That way I could in good consicence say that we have a
> remarkably good record of fidelity.
> How to do this? Actually, now with the Genographic Project, it's
> trivial. An administrator can simply say "If you are the least bit
> afraid of an NPE ... **OR** if you have a paper trail back to Somerled,
> even if you are SURE it is good, don't consent to join our FTDNA
> project, but pay the $95 to the NGS for their test. Don't tell me.
> If you match, just enroll in our project from the NGS. If you don't ...
> if I ever contact you again, don't say you tested, just waffle. I'll
> never know."
> Doug McDonald