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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] GENEALOGY-DNA Digest, Vol 1, Issue 187
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 19:04:59 -0600
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I think many people in this discussion are putting way to much faith in the
accuracy rate of testing company reports. Make sure this is not an error of
some kind by one of the labs or their reportage before upsetting a family.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda R Romero" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] GENEALOGY-DNA Digest, Vol 1, Issue 187


>
> On Sep 29, 2006, at 5:14 PM, wrote:
>
>> Message: 10
>> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 18:09:22 -0400
>> From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
>> Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA difference between sibling
>> To: <>
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>>
>> I would re-test Rita at another lab to be absolutely certain she
>> doesn't match
>> you, before seriously confronting the possibility that she may not
>> be your
>> biological sibling. It's still possible that Argus got your sample
>> exchanged
>> with someone else's.
>>
>> You haven't said whether your parents are still living because, if
>> so, this is
>> obviously a question to bring to them (e.g., was she adopted?).
>> But, again, I
>> would re-test Rita at another lab, first.
>>
>> Diana
>>
> I'm happy my sister, Rita, doesn't read this list. She'd have a
> heart attack. So would my mother. Since Rita is the middle child,
> it is unlikely she was secretly adopted. Unfortunately, both our
> parents are dead, and Rick, Rita, and I are my mother's only children.
>
> Could these differences really mean she may not be our biological
> sister? Stranger things have happened.
>
> Linda
>
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