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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA Coding Region Concern
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:31:22 -0500

Hello Rick,

You are correct. Your children did not inherit your mtDNA, they inherited your
wife's mtDNA, but you do share your mtDNA with your siblings and with your
mother's siblings -- and any of their matrilineal descendants. So, yes, you
would potentially be revealing information about more than just yourself.

I would like to endorse Ann Turner for the medical analysis she gave me on my
mtDNA FGS. Aside from being fascinating, it allowed me to release my results
without concern as to what I was revealing:

She's a subscriber to the list, and I'm assuming she will contact you, if she
hasn't already. I just wanted to put in a plug for the great job she did for


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Rick Chancey
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:02 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DNA] mtDNA Coding Region Concern
> Good morning list,
> I would like to publish my mtDNA Coding Region test results
> on my web site and elsewhere (like DNA-fingerprint) but I
> have read several articles implying that would not be
> advisable because of the medical information the results
> might contain. Is there a way to determine if my mtDNA coding
> region contains mutations that reveals one or more possible
> harmful medical conditions?
> I am not concerned for myself so much but rather for my
> younger siblings and two sons. As I understand mtDNA (which
> may or may not be correct), I cannot pass on to my sons, the
> mtDNA that I received from my mother so that should not be a
> concern. Is that a good statement? However by revealing my
> mtDNA, I will also be revealing the possible mtDNA of my
> younger brothers. Is that also a good statement?
> Any advise and words of wisdom you care to offer will be
> greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Rick Chancey Y-Search JTGW4
> ...I went out on a limb and fell off of the family tree!...
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