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From: John Coats <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNAprint on Nightline
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 19:29:31 -0600
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In-Reply-To: <004901c3b2d7$57867c10$8a0aa8c0@William>


Just an FYI. My wife saw the show, and we went to the ABC news website,
and nightline, and guess what? The story will not print out. Could
someone else try it? Maybe something is wrong with my computer.
John Coats

Lowe DNA wrote:

>John...
>
>No...just a page with the four subgroups and percentages: 57 percent
>Indo-European, 39 percent Native American, 4 percent East Asian – and zero
>percent African.....no triangle was shown. I have always been critical of
>the variances in the DNAprint test percentage results and the
>non-repeatability of their tests per my earlier emails on this forum...
>
>My interest was the human side of Wayne Joseph reaction to the fact that he
>was no long a Negro, Black, or African American as his Mother had told
>him...and the calm amazement on his face at learning this news. And my
>email to ABC network was to try to have them to report on DNA testing that
>will educate and ultimately benefit all of us if it is done
>objectively......
>
>And per my email just a minute ago to one of the elder members, like myself,
>at this site just a minute ago on this current topic and to express my
>feelings about this test......
>
>" However, until DNAprint posts the results of their test data online so we
>can look at it for ourselves...I don't know how to really criticize their
>overall test and/or get them to make changes that validate their test
>against all the known "races" of peoples....Personally, until a block of
>100+ Scandinavians, 100+ eastern Asians, +100 American Indians including
>Amazon tribes, 100+ Australian Bushman, and a 100+ Bantu Tribesman take this
>test and the results are posted online for customers to browse and that
>clearly show that their test works 99.9% of the time, is repeatable and the
>percentage variances have been reduced....I will not pay for a DNAprint
>test....!!"
>
>Note the email address of NIGHTLINE on the email attached....Hope that you
>and the other members of this forum will follow my lead and write them with
>your concerns and interest on unbiased and objective DNA testing; and,
>request more news reporting on this topic and other DNA testing and how it
>will impact us.......
>
>Bill
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [mailto:]
>Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 2:12 PM
>To:
>Subject: [DNA] DNAprint on Nightline
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>
>I did not have a chance to see Nightline on Friday, and I am curious
>about one thing in particular. Did they show the triangle plot for
>Wayne Joseph? Having now seen a photo of Mr. Joseph, I can understand
>why he was surprised at the results presented as "hard" numbers. What
>puzzles me is that he and ABC News could go through the exercise of
>all the interviews and not come to realize how soft those numbers
>really are. (They obviously did not realize it, since the program was
>ultimately deemed newsworthy.)
>
>John Chandler
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