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From: "robert mclaren" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re : Genographic Project
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 15:20:28 -0500


For those who test through the public participation project for the
Genographic Project, their samples will be saved until the project is
complete. At that time, the samples will be destroyed. Only if the public
participant elects to join Family Tree DNA will his/her DNA sample be
saved. As for those who first tested through Family Tree DNA and then
later transferred their DNA results to the Genographic Project, only the
results were transferred. Family Tree DNA still have their DNA and it is
being saved. The only way a sample at Family Tree DNA would be destroyed
is if the owner of the DNA sample requests the destruction of the sample.

Yours aye,

Bob McLaren

> [Original Message]
> From: Ken Nordtvedt <>
> To: <>
> Date: 3/11/2010 2:55:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Re : Genographic Project
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Stafford" <>
> > The Public Participation Project was initially just a money-raiser for
> > Genographic Legacy Fund (and other projects) . The Indigenous Project
> > itself
> > was already fully funded. They later decided to ask some questions about
> > origins, so that they could use the database for migration studies. I
> > not really followed the project in the last few years, so I don't know
> > what
> > they are currently doing with it.
> Just about my only curiosity is whether they saved the dna samples they
> collected?
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