Thursday, September 23, 2010

DNA and Rules and Regulations

The Huffington Post had a recent article from Megan Smolenyak about real and potential restrictions to DNA information and its impact on genealogists and researchers in general. The title of the article is self-explanatory: "Don't Protect Us From Our Own Genetic Information."

In the article, Megan shares the comments of Katherine Borges. the Director of ISOGG, the International Society of Genetic Genealogy, a non-profit organization of over 7,000 members spread throughout the U.S. and 60 other countries.

The subject is important given the growing popularity of DNA testing for genealogical purposes. You can read the article at:

Megan, by the way, is going to be our featured speaker at the GPS Annual Seminar on 12 February, 2011. You might want to mark you calendar now, and watch for other advertisements as the time for the seminar draws nearer. If you want to find out more about Megan, visit

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