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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] re ; testing cousins dna
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 13:13:59 -0600
In-Reply-To: <>

Many of us older folks that slept thru 10th grade biology class don't know
the difference between an autosome or a sex chromosome.....nor that testing
uses just a tiny bit of any of these DNA structures for testing..... So now
almost 50 years later we tend to question things more......

That is where a good SURNAME coordinator comes in handy to explain to these
boomers and older folks in my age group that DNA testing looks at part of
the Y chromosome, or the mtDNA, and doesn't test for the other chromosomes
for aberrant genes or disease indicators that medical and/or insurance
companies would be interested in..... And the DNA testing company we use is
bound by law not to release DNA results unless the person tested gives them with this knowledge the person taking the test can be
assured they are in good hands.....

Original Message-----
From: Charlotte Coats [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] re ; testing cousins dna

Yes, I think age does make a difference....lots of folks are suspicious
about what happens to the sample...some for religious reasons don't want to
get involved....but when you finally figure out that the paper trail may not
be of much help...DNA is definitely the answer...

My cousin and his son were the only one's in our was now or
never...:) I didn't hestate to ask and he didn't hestate to supply....I did
pay for it...but since I asked him to do I figured I should....:) Oh, I do
have a couple of uncles left...but I figured the younger member of the
family would probably be more likely to do it....

Coats DNA project

----Original Message Follows----
From: "B.J.H." <>
Subject: [DNA] re ; testing cousins dna
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 11:24:24 -0500

Hello Katheryn ( K.H addad ); I approached my cousin (28 yrs.old ) through
his mother ,it took a while to even convince her ,to pass the message on ,&
that the DNA was not going to be used ,or was even able to be used ,for
anything other than genea. purposes . It was his wife, I believe, who
convinced him, because I offered Y & MtDNA tests, he did become curious
re his Dads background . It didnt hurt that I offered to pay ,either.! His
wife s response to that ," go for it " . I guess because they are much
younger than me ,it may have been a slightly easier sell. Just thought I d
add this to the debate. B.J.H. Toronto,Canada. .

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