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Investor's Business Daily
March 25, 2008 – Sorenson Left A Medical Mark
BY PETE BARLAS

INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

Associated Press
March 13, 2008 – The following AP article on SMGF has ran in over a 140 newspapers including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Arizona Republic, Denver Post, Arizona Daily Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Tribune, CNN International and Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Indian DNA Links to 6 'Founding Mothers'
By MALCOLM RITTER
Associated Press

CNN.com
March 13, 2008 – Indian DNA Links to 6 'Founding Mothers'
By MALCOLM RITTER
Associated Press

Salt Lake Tribune
March 3, 2008 – Genetics researchers zoom in on denizens in land of Khan
By Julie Checkoway The Salt Lake Tribune

New York Times Magazine
December 9, 2007 – If there's any truth to the Spanish proverb "an ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship," then consider the potential of genetic social networking. In October, two companies started social-networking Web sites based not on friendship, business connections or dating desires but on cheek-swab DNA tests. Participants fill out their genetic profile and link up with strangers who share DNA markers. Users can upload baby pictures and home videos, compare family trees and e-mail distant cousins to find out what life is like in the old country.
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The Sunday Times
October 28, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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Business Week Online
October 24, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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CNET News.com
October 24, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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Eastman's Online
October 24, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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New Zealand Herald
October 24, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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Forbes
October 23, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.

Associated Press
October 23, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.

Computerworld
October 23, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.
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Reuters
October 23, 2007 – SMGF is pleased to announce an official partnership with the latest contributor in the field of genealogy – GeneTree. By combining the resources of SMGF with the modern media sharing utilities of GeneTree, GeneTree will be ground-breaking, not only for SMGF participants, but for the entire field of molecular genealogy.

The Daily Herald
October 9, 2007 – "For Alpine resident Scott Woodward, digging up mummies in 2,000-year-old caves or working on the DNA for a Columbian Mammoth is all in a day's work. As a genetic scientist, his job is to link the past with the future with techniques that are changing almost as fast as they are discovered."

"His resume reads like a National Geographic magazine, with excursions around the world seeking DNA samples...Woodward currently serves as Director and Chief Scientific Officer for Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, some big words for DNA-driven genealogy. The project's goal is to link every individual in the world together through DNA."

USA Today
July 1, 2007 – "Goal for DNA Research? World Peace '[Accomplishing the goals of SMGF] is an expensive endeavor, but worthwhile, Sorenson says, because when factions learn that they share a common ancestry — that Jewish Israelis are related to Palestinians, Sunnis to Shiites — there will be peace on Earth. "We're all sons and daughters of God,' Sorenson says, and he expects DNA to prove that with the forensic certainty of a CSI episode."
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KUTV (Reporter Fields Mosely)
May 22, 2007 – "For years, genealogy research has mainly consisted of historical documents, complex family trees and libraries of data. But now, a Utah-based organization is using actual genetic code to trace -- and connect -- family histories across the world."

"James Sorenson and a local organization have merged resources to form what is known as the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), with the goal of broadening family history research and connecting people from all over the world – with a new technological database built on human DNA."

Newsweek
September 26, 2005 – "If a Salt Lake City nonprofit has its way, everyone in the world will be able to use DNA to find his or her forebears. The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation is building a huge database of family trees and DNA samples in hopes of demonstrating worldwide biological connections."

The Straits Times
August 3, 2005 – "Yesterday, Mr. [Kevin] Shepherdson shared his findings at Singapore's first family history exhibition, launched at the National Library by Minister of State (community Development, Youth and Sports) Yu Foo Yee Shoon. The exhibition, entitled Who Am I —The Joy Of Discovering Your Family History, was organized by Mr. Shepherdson and the National Library Board to encourage people to research their family history. It is part of a larger line-up activity by the board to celebrate the Nations' 40th anniversary, and is on August 28th."

"As part of the initative, the non profit Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation has established the Singapore DNA Family Pool, which aims to collect genetic information from 300 Singaporeans. Individuals who can chart a four-generation family tree are encouraged to visit the exhibition and donate their DNA and family tree to the foundation. The information will be included in the foundation's free database, allowing public searches. To protect donors' privacy, search results will reveal only common ancestors born before 1900."

The Wall Street Journal
April 26, 2005 – "James Sorenson loved his 1999 trip to Norway retracing the steps of distant ancestors. When he got home, he invited geneticist Scott Woodward to his office and told him: Let's analyze all of Norway's DNA!"

"The 83-year-old entrepreneur is a billionaire several times over thanks to his development of plastic catheters and heart-monitoring equipment plus a half-century of wise investments. Mr. Sorenson ended up dropping the Norway idea, but he did so to pursue an even greater ambition. He wants to dominate the fast-growing field of connecting people with their roots through genetic testing."

Bio World
April 5, 2005 – "Just punch into the computer the numerical values of certain genetic biomarkers, and - just like that! - access your own family tree. What if all the individuals in the world could trace their genealogy through their genetic material this way?"

"That's the question that Utah biotechnology and medical device billionaire James LeVoy Sorenson posed about five years ago when he launched the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (Salt Lake City). The answer to that question - and the mission he set for the foundation - was to map the entire human family tree via genetics."

The Salt Lake Tribune
April 1, 2005 – "Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation on Monday said it has expanded data and online research tools available on its free Internet site."

"Billionaire biotechnology pioneer James LeVoy Sorenson conceived of and is financing the assembly and publishing of the free, genetic-genealogy database. Eventually, he hopes to map the entire human family tree through genetics."

About.com
March 28, 2005 – "The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) announced today that it has significantly expanded the genetic data available on its free Web site and enhanced the research tools for visitors."
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 8, 2005 – "One of the most interesting projects is that of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation in Utah, which aims to build the world's largest correlated genetic and genealogical database to scientifically demonstrate how all humans are related."

"The project's billionaire founder, James LeVoy Sorenson, believes 'that if people know how closely related we are, we will treat each other better."
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