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DNA Testing

In this article about DNA testing, Troy Duster, a sociologist at New York University who has studied the social impact of the tests is quoted as saying

"This is not just somebody's desire to go find out whether their grandfather is Polish. It's about access to money and power."

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/12/us/12genes.html?ex=1302494400&en=fa609519f8081dfe&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss


This affects all native people. Unfortunately some people will use this as a tool to gain access and/or power... not knowledge about their ancestors, history, traditions, etc.