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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 19:18:23 -0400
In-Reply-To: <09bb01c65a8e$7a026130$6501a8c0@D1FGPJ81>

It's not about entitlement, it's about stupidity and reciprocity. You're doing
them a bigger favor than they are doing you, and you kiss their <bleep> for the
privilege. Sorry, I don't like a deal that lop-sided. I've donated my data to
an outfit that will share it freely and efficiently with everyone (

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randall [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 4:59 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
> Diana,
> I am really puzzled by your sense of entitlement to the
> results of their
> private research project, especially since you have not even donated
> yourself.
> I am sorry you got frustrated by the limit they place on the number of
> requests that can be made in one day. If they had no limit,
> someone could
> take their whole database in one sitting. I also ran into
> that problem when
> I first used their database.
> Unlike you, I am a participant. I signed the paper that
> explicitly states
> that I would receive no results in return for my donation.
> They are under no obligation to share anything with any of us.
> I believe gratitude for what they have given us is a more appropriate
> response.
> We will all benefit from the research they are doing in one
> way or another
> in the future.
> You made a rookie mistake that I also made. Just wait until
> after midnight
> and try again!
> Randall

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