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On the dangers of DNA data: Genealogy tests, Elizabeth Warren, and the end of privacy – ZDNet

On the dangers of DNA data: Genealogy tests, Elizabeth Warren, and the end of privacy  ZDNet

Many of us simply want to know more about our family heritage. Yet, genomics and big data may be making it possible to weaponize DNA. Is this another nail in …

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Before Arguing About DNA Tests, Learn the Science Behind Them – New York Times

Before Arguing About DNA Tests, Learn the Science Behind Them  New York Times

People have always told stories about their ancestral origins. But now millions of people are looking at their DNA to see if those stories hold up. While genetic …

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You Could Be Identified Through a Genealogy Database—Even If Your DNA Hasn’t Been Tested – Smithsonian.com

You Could Be Identified Through a Genealogy Database—Even If Your DNA Hasn’t Been Tested  Smithsonian.com

In hopes of learning more about their genetic makeup, some 15 million people have already submitted samples of their DNA to at-home testing services.

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Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases – The New York Times

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases  The New York Times

A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.

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Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relative’s DNA – The Atlantic

Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relative’s DNA  The Atlantic

Even people who have never taken a genetic test can be tracked down like the Golden State Killer suspect.

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Reporter’s DNA ancestry tests ‘caught me off guard’ – The Seattle Times

Reporter’s DNA ancestry tests ‘caught me off guard’  The Seattle Times

How accurate are home DNA tests when it comes to race, ethnicity and heritage? Based on conversations I’d had with scientists, I was skeptical, so I had my …

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity – The Atlantic

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity  The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. It was AncestryDNA’s customer-*service* rep who had to break the …

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