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From: (Raymond Whritenour)
Subject: [DNA] DNAPrint on Nightline
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 16:53:34 -0500 (EST)


Nightline did NOT show Mr. Joseph's triangle plot. They did show his
Certificate of Ancestry, which stated that the results could vary by +
or - 2.5%. While there were statements by the Nightline staff, Mr.
Joseph, Mark Shriver, and Lee Silver (of Princeton), to the effect that
the numbers were subject to a fudge factor, NOBODY attempted to quantify
that fudge factor. That drove me nuts!


I think Mr. Joseph must have taken Y-chromosome and mtDNA tests,
because it was mentioned that he paid $600 for the testing, this past
April. He had to get more than the DNAPrint test. However, they didn't
mention any other tests or results.


There wasn't the slightest mention of any knowledge of Indian ancestry
among his family members. But, I thought the article first brought to
this list (?by Ann), did say this came out when he questioned his mother
and other relatives. (Have to check on that.)

Ray Whritenour

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