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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 10:33:59 -0400
In-Reply-To: <>

They haven't made it impossible for us to get the data, they've only made it a
pain in the <bleep>. For someone with nefarious intentions, it isn't an
obstacle; they can and will get the data if they want it. It's only an obstacle
to efficient research. It's a stupid set up, and someone with an IQ in three
digits should been included on the committee that planned this ten-legged camel.

I got my data, and I only wasted about an hour getting what should have taken me
a few minutes.

And if I were a lawyer, I'd say they've already breached their consent agreement
because the data ARE on the internet. They're time-consuming to extract, but
they're there.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: proofer joan
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 9:14 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
> Dear Diana,
> The consent agreement prohibits Sorenson from directly
> posting your results on the Internet. This is to protect the
> privacy of people who wish otherwise.
> You may determine the marker values for your Stroup by
> changing the input values for each marker and then looking at
> the results screen for closer matches.
> Rather than <bleep> the SMGF, I praise them for reaching an
> equitable compromise between privacy and accessibility.
> Please contact me off-list and shall endeavor to assist you
> in obtaining your data.
> Sincerely, Joan

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