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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 04:46:59 -0400
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Man, you give me credit for a lot of power. I can't personally force them to
give me the time of day. But it hadn't occurred to me before... Maybe if the
SMGF database is shut down entirely, everyone in it will donate their data to
other, more accessible online databases. Teach the bumbling bureaucrats a

It amazes me that people resent sending their DNA to a commercial lab that makes
no claim to ownship (and no requirement for a pedigree), one that provides them
with fast service and a multitude of perks, but will eagerly turn around and
give away their DNA and a lifetime of genealogical research to another lab that
treats them like change from a nickle, then practically worship them for the
privilege of having done so. DNA testing isn't *that* expensive.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Chandler [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 10:18 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] novice SMGF question
> Diana wrote:
> > If they promised their test
> > subjects not to put their data on the web, they have failed
> to live up to that
> > promise because the data ARE on the web and ARE retrievable.
> Please don't say that so loudly. If the oversight board were
> to decide
> that the on-line database is, in itself, a violation of the protocols,
> the database would have to go away entirely. Do you really
> want to make
> a name for yourself as the one who personally forced the SMGF
> off the web??
> John Chandler

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