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From: Wayne Kauffman <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FF raw data access
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:30:20 -0800 (PST)
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WIPING MEDICAL SNPS? Rats!!!!!
That means one will not get the .DAT, .CEL or .CHP files. Those comprise the raw data for the run. If they scrub the results sounds like one will get a text file and all of the auxiliary information related to the call. The real raw data files are what is needed for use within the Genotyping Console for comparisons and setting up PLINK runs.
The value of the provided results is being reduced and will limit what one can do outside of the FTDNA environment.
- Wayne kauffman
From: Doug McDonald <>
Sent: Fri, February 19, 2010 10:35:42 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder Results!!
Bonnie Schrack wrote:
> Bill wrote:
>> Just in case you were wondering how long it would take to process the Family Finder tests, one of my K Project members who ordered yesterday got his results this afternoon.
> Hm. . . this feeds my far-fetched speculation that they may have already
> tested some people's DNA to build up their internal data set, and are
> now sending invitations to those people -- if they order, their results
> would be revealed. What do you think, is it possible? It seems
> incredible that the whole test could really have been done that fast --
> or is it possible with those chips? If so, why does it take weeks and
> weeks at 23andMe?
1) They've got the machine on site
2) They've got the hots to see results
I've got more info on how the test works from Bennett.
It may be at this moment proprietary, so I only will say that
he assured me that they are "wiping" the medical SNPS from the
data before using it in any way or sending it in bulk to the buyer.
It's a batch system so they have to fill a batch to feed the machine
(if they want to make the most money of course).
That's what he said.
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