For me, however, the more troubling problem is illustrated by those how insist that there must be DNA proof of the historical reality of the Book of Mormon, and that they have actually located such a proof. Perego and Ekins cite Rodney L. Meldrum’s Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA (New York: Digital Legend Press, 2009)–see p. 239 note # 2, for a reference to this book, which contains these highly questionable claims. Meldrum, it should be noted, is not a population geneticist. Instead, he makes his living conducting tours and holding conferences in which he sells what amounts to mock wisdom for real money.
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. Agnar Helgason and others, “A Populationwide Coalescent Analysis of Icelandic Matrilineal and Patrilineal Genealogies: Evidence for a Faster Evolutionary Rate of mtDNA Lineages than Y Chromosomes,” American Journal of Human Genetics 72 (2003), 1370-1388.
Current status of efforts to delay genetic prion disease in humans
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. Peter Forster and others, “Origin and Evolution of Native American MtDNA Variation: A Reappraisal,” American Journal of Human Genetics 59 (1996), 935-945.
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Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal
The first two years after testing appear to be the most challenging. Most individuals report that the emotional impact of testing lessens as more years pass, even as the potential for disease onset begins (Hagberg et al). Those genetic carriers who appear to get stuck in their grieving and experience significant problems in coping may experience chronic PTSD. The frequency of PTSD has not been thoroughly investigated, though one study examined women three to six months after BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing related to the chances of developing breast cancer and found that 25% of the mutation carriers experienced PTSD (Hamann, Somers, Smith, Inslicht, & Baum, 2005).