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From: "Randall" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 20:32:50 -0500
In-Reply-To: <>

That is what research is all about. The reciprocity is in participating in
research that may not cause me personal gain but will perhaps lead to gains
for all of us. I actually am not kissing anyone's anything, I simply
understand how research works. And that Sorenson is being generous in
sharing when they have no compulsion to do so.
If you do not wish to participate, that is great, no one is forcing you to.
But again, you have given nothing to Sorenson labs, so how is the deal bad
for you? If you get anything from the website, you are ahead, I believe.

I notice this is not the only situation you have participated in on this
list today( I do read all the posts). I think maybe you are having a bad
day. It sounds like you have been up for a while. Why not let all this go
until after you have had a chance to rest?

-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Gale Matthiesen [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question

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