Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Another DNA database update
A short comment about DNA results:
What we cannot do, as of now, is analyze a DNA test that looks at the X or the Y chromsome. That would be any test used for genealogy purposes, such as Y-STR or X-STR tests, tests done through CaBRI's Donor Gamete Archive, and those from FTDNA's FamilyFinder test.
We strongly suggest that if a potential match is made, no matter how high of a probability, that you proceed with a professional DNA test for more conclusive results. We will be happy to recommend what companies we feel are the best to work with and the most economical.
BUT FOR NOW....
John, Damian and I have discussed where we want to be with this database in the near future and we have decided that to begin providing information to offspring as soon as possible, we will be manually entering the first 100 members. That means, you will be entered into our database as it is now (not available to the public yet), and we will return to you by email any list of potential matches. Once we have reached around 100 members we will move over to having the members upload their own results and having the database function automatically.
Understand that as we get this up and running the chances of finding matches are small, but as we grow and the more members involved, the higher the chances of finding a potential sibling!
Lastly....if you have not yet done a DNA test in the past, please check out Genetic Testing Laboratories DNASafe DNA Profile. For $90USD you will get your CODIS markers that can be uploaded into our DNA database.
And as always, paternity and siblingship tests done in the USA and abroad are always acceptable!! Remember, these tests do not need to be a "match". If you've done ANY negative DNA test in the past, that will work!!