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06 January 2008

Colon cancer risk traced to common ancestor

Colon cancer risk traced to common ancestor | U.S. | Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - "A married couple who sailed to America from England around 1630 are the reason why thousands of people in the United States are at higher risk of a hereditary form of colon cancer, researchers said on Wednesday.

Using a genetic fingerprint, a U.S. team traced back a so-called founder genetic mutation to the couple found among two large families currently living in Utah and New York."

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Ethics in Publishing Family Histories

Steve’s Genealogy Blog » Ethics in Publishing Family Histories

Not only is the article of interest, but the numerous comments by readers add much to the discussion of what can be published and what should be published. Do we continue to hide family secrets, because someone might be upset or ashamed, or do we publish the truth as we find and can document it? How do we deal with people who "steal" our research? Weighty questions and some great opinions, well expressed.