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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New Test
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:55:21 -0700
Yes, and sadly too, most people do not check the credentials of the people
associated with a firm who markets a genetic test. One might hope that
there would be someone on staff or on the advisory board who is a Ph.D.
scientist in the life sciences, and someone with a formal link to actual
molecular biologists or geneticists. A doctorate in the history of
Shakespearian England or philosophy or similar fields would not seem to
provide adequate assurances that the testing meets basic standards in this
highly specialized field. Firms such as FTDNA, 23andMe and Ethnoancestry
have world class geneticists affiliated with these firms. Since these
professionals have a reputation to lose they are not going to be marketing
tests they know are unsupported by adequate scientific data.
On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Ann Turner <> wrote:
> Sadly, the product is available from someone who has marketed to the
> genealogy community for years and moreover has posted on the GENEALOGY-DNA
> mailing list in the past. He unsubscribed after being on the receiving end
> of multiple critical posts. I hope this is not a case of "there's no such
> thing as bad publicity."
> Ann Turner
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 6:42 AM, Ken Nordtvedt <
> > http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/14/new-test-measures-neanderthal/
> > Product now available from former oil well investment brokers?
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