Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2006-04 > 1144506537

From: "Alfred A. Aburto Jr." <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] novice SMGF question
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2006 07:28:57 -0700
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Have you wrttten to them and asked why they don't show the actual
mismatch between markers? It would be interesting to see their comment.

They must realize that their current practice of showing "no match"
doesn't really deter anyone from determining the actual mismatch between


> Diana Gale Matthiesen wrote:

>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
>>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

This thread: