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Worried about your privacy after taking an at-home DNA test? Here’s what you should know and what you can do.
29 January 2019, Consumer Reports
If you’ve sent a DNA sample such as a tube of spit to 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, or one of the many other companies that offer direct-to-consumer genetic testing, you’ve sent them the essential info…Read more >>>
There are two ways to do the testing: getting a costly but complete genetic workup through a doctor or opting for a cheaper at-home test like those sold by 23andMe.
12 January 2019, Business Insider
Clinicians and advocates criticize the at-home approach, which they say prioritizes convenience over privacy and long-term health…Read more >>>
Giving companies access to your gene testing results has consequences
7 January 2019, Bloomberg
Genomic testing also could reveal information about your family…Read more >>>
Foreign hackers have attempted to access the genetic blueprints of thousands of NHS patients
5 December 2018, The Telegraph U.K.
Leaders of Genomics England said they had fought off multiple cyber attacks on a flagship project to map the genes of a million people…Read more >>>
For the first time, a company is offering a direct-to-consumer tool that can map out a person’s entire genome.
17 November 2018, qz.com
The service, which is run by Nebula Genomics, is a double-edged sword, though. On the one hand it can help a person search through a broad array of their genetic code to find disease-related genes. On the other, the company faces the herculean task…Read more >>>
11 October 2018, Scientific American
Researchers are becoming so adept at mining information from genealogical, medical and police genetic databases that it is becoming difficult to protect anyone’s privacy…Read more >>>
10 September 2018, Fortune
Share your genetic information with a site like GEDMatch and you’re fully aware that you’re publicizing it. But what about using one of several DNA kits on the market today?…Read more >>>
31 July 2018, Gizmodo
Some of the top genomic-testing companies have agreed to abide by a new set of guidelines when sharing consumers’ DNA information with law enforcement and other third parties…Read more >>>
16 June 2018, CNBC
Genetics testing companies, like Veritas Genetics, Ancestry and 23andMe, are providing consumers with an unprecedented level of access to their personal genome; Privacy risks are not well understood by consumers; Law enforcement and the federal government can pressure these companies to share your DNA…Read more >>>
26 July 2018, Time
Consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced on Wednesday that GlaxoSmithKline purchased a $300 million stake in the company, allowing the pharmaceutical giant to…Read more >>>