Tag Archives: GEDmatch Genesis

How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer – CNN

In looking for DNA articles a few days ago, I came across this article – How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/27/us/genetic-genealogy-gedmatch-privacy/index.html. My next post is a re-blog from The … Continue reading

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Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With Informed Consent — The Genetic Genealogist

This weekend, GEDmatch changed its Terms of Service to automatically opt every one of the >1,250,000 kits in the database out of matching with any kit uploaded for law enforcement purposes. 28 more words via Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With … Continue reading

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Informed Consent: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Necessary — The DNA Geek

The genetic genealogy community is in turmoil. People are angry, accusations are flying, and friendships are sundering. All over something as seemingly straightforward as whether we have the right to decide whether our DNA data can be used by law … Continue reading

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The choice that really isn’t — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch opt out is an illusion Dealing with privacy issues when it comes to DNA databases created for genealogical purposes is like trying to nail jello to a tree. 1,072 more words via The choice that really isn’t — The Legal … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Updates Terms of Service – May 18, 2019

UPDATED May 21, 2019 – a key thing I missed when I was reading the Terms of Service (TOS) for GEDmatch was the option to opt-out which is the default option if you go with Option 1. This is what … Continue reading

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Withdrawing a recommendation — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch can no longer be trusted The Legal Genealogist‘s love for the third-party DNA tools site GEDmatch has always been clear. Just in the last year, I’ve written about its cool tool to create superkits… 811 more words via Withdrawing a … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope — The DNA Geek

A family friend has leukemia. He’s 11. Without chemotherapy, he would have died. Thanks to modern biomedical research, though, he’s through the worst of the treatment, back in school, and doing well. He’s even participating in a drug study to … Continue reading

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Superkit Sunday — The Legal Genealogist

When kits are combined So The Legal Genealogist finally got a chance to play with a new GEDmatch Genesis tool called the Superkit. And yes, in fact, there are differences between the match lists you get with a Superkit and … Continue reading

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When you’re not you — The Legal Genealogist

The joys of living on the DNA cutting edge It’s a bit disconcerting when your DNA tells you you’re … um … not you. At least, … 850 more words via When you’re not you — The Legal Genealogist. Cite/link to … Continue reading

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GEDmatch FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Upload Update 24 March 2016

GEDmatch (www.gedmatch.com) should be accepting new FTDNA (FamilyTree DNA) uploads soon. Also, they are renumbering and renaming existing FTDNA kit numbers. The below is posted on GEDmatch. Note that existing ‘F’ (FTDNA) kit numbers on GEDmatch will be changed to … Continue reading

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