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


John:

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!

David:

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.

Steven:

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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