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From: Rich <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 09:23:32 -0800 (PST)
This is off-topic.
My "guess" would be that the Mormon Church is doing
DNA studies to be able to locate more relatives of
people who are Mormons, enabling them to baptise those
folks who they have found to be related by DNA into
the Mormon Church.
That was the primary goal of the genealogy work that
has been done in the past.
--- Ken Brock <> wrote:
> Bonnie - I am also a participant in the LDS study.
> I asked them for my
> results and they said they won't share it. I've
> been trying to find the
> professional practice standards to see if they are
> complying. I know if
> it's a blind study they don't match results with
> individuals but this was
> the intent of the study as I understood it.
> Otherwise, why would they
> collect four generations of my family information if
> they were doing a blind
> study? I can't remember the board that governs
> legitimate research I think
> it was called IRB (Internal Review Board) that would
> review the research
> protocol and make sure it conforms to good research
> practices. Ken Brock
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