260Re: [afgen] Scientists trace group of Afrikaners with Parkinson?s to common ancestor
- Jul 1 10:27 AMOn 1 Jul 2014 at 16:02, 'rodg@...' rodg@... [ wrote:
> Hi Steve,Thanks a lot for this article, it is very very interesting. ForUnfortunately the article doesn't say which families they are.
> those with strong ties to the Afrikaner nation, is it permitted to know
> which families these are?Regards,Rod g
I remember about 25 years ago, when the HSRC still did genealogy, they
arranged a genealogy conference, and one of those who attended was Dr Marie
Torrington, who was doing research into genetic diseases, and I helped her to
set up a genealogy program on her computer that would help her to record
people's medical history. It's interesting that 25 years later that is still
the only program in know of that does that, though with some of the others
you can set up an event for recording it.
She read a paper at the conference on her research, and as a result I looked
at some of the families in our tree where there had been a lot of
intermarriage, and sure enough, the more closely related they were, the
younger they were when they died. She said that people in certain communities
were more susceptible to heart disease and so on. .
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