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There’s No Such Thing as Family Secrets in the Age of 23andMe

DNA tests are cheap and ubiquitous. For some donor-conceived people, they can unearth long-buried truths about their ancestry—and lead to unorthodox reunions.

07 Juillet 2020, Wired

JEFF JOHNSON WAS in a hurry. His lunch break was nearing its end, and he needed to catch the 6 train back to Union Square, where he worked an entry-level job at the publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He flew down the stairs to the subterranean clinic on New York’s Upper East Side, into a Bond-chic windowless cave of an office. He greeted the nurse—lab technician?—he wasn’t sure which, and ducked into an exam room stocked with straight pornography he wouldn’t use….Read more >>> 

 

 

The Era of DNA Database Hacks Is Here

A major data breach shows genetic information is vulnerable to attack

30 Juillet 2020, OneZero

Onthe morning of July 19, hackers accessed the online DNA database GED match and temporarily allowed police to search the profiles of more than 1 million users that were previously not accessible to law enforcement. GEDmatch is a genealogy tool that allows users to upload their DNA profiles generated from genetic testing services…Read more >>>