AcknowledgementsI would like to thank Sandy Aaronson, who put a lot of effort into testing the program while I was developing it, and first presented results from the program at the August 2016 IAJGS conference in Seattle, Washington. I would like to thank my 3rd cousin Joel Koenig, and DNA cousins Arnold Chamove, George Gutman, Seth Brown, Bruce Levine, Barbara Hershey, Mark Horn and Sandy Aaronson, for sending me their Chromosome Browser Results files to test DMT with (and hopefully use DMT with them to find out "how" we're related). I would like to thank Meir Gover for challenging me to use my tool to find an autosomal relationship before he would send me his Chromosome Browser Results file. I would like to thank Debbie Kennett, who helped me to understand the pitfalls of using small segments under 7 cM, IBD, IBS and IBC.
I thank Jim Bartlett for helping me during my beta testing of DMT as well as for documenting all that he has done on his wonderful segmentology.org site, which is a fantastic resource for what I am trying to accomplish.Thanks to Blaine Bettinger for taking interest in Double Matching in discussions on the ISOGG Facebook page and pointing out that triangulation may include two segments that are not both on the same chromosome of the pair. That threw me for a loop for a while and made me think. But it turns out to be just another way of a triangulated segment not being Identical by Descent (IBD), with low likelihood of occurrence. Thanks to Roberta Estes for providing me data related to her study to determine percent non-matches by cM Size that allowed me to confirm her results and further her analysis.
I thank Tim Janzen for for personally spending his time and taking so much interest in my project and providing me with data and insights I'll use in future improvements to DMT.
And I would like to thank Judy Russell who implored me to get my 93 year old uncle's DNA tested immediately and so I did and it led to all this.
A big thanks to everyone else who has taken interest in DMT and its concepts.
A Few Of My Philosophies
- Part of the imagining ... is imagining what to do when something's not been done before.
- The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.