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From: "jlind10480" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNAPrint on Nightline
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 17:40:52 -0600
References: <21808-3FC27DDE-2667@storefull-2176.public.lawson.webtv.net>


Belive this story was first posted to the list by "MaryAsaWoman" Mary, with
the cats on Oct 27.

The URL for the story is:

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16917

John


----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 3:53 PM
Subject: [DNA] DNAPrint on Nightline


> 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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