DNA Sale For Mothers On Mothers Day – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

May 8, 2017

Sounds great, at first to know your heritage through DNA testing doesn’t it? But, what can be done with all the information they glean from the test?

There is a lot of information about your genes from just a cheek swab. Whether it is from blood or cheek swab, they retrieve the same information about your DNA.

Today, Geni is sending out e-mails for Mothers Day, stating they have a sale going on for Mothers for Mothers Day. I just received mine today.


Anything and I mean anything is always able to be shared to third parties. Take for instance Google, FaceBook. They collect a lot of data on individuals. They say they don’t share it, but it’s not unhackable. What if insurance companies were able to get the information? Could it mean higher deductibles, premiums for an individual? Think about it, that’s all I have to say about it, just think about it.

23andme which is another testing site, warns on their website, according to Nature America, Inc., ” Genetic Information that you share with others could be used against your interests. You should be careful about sharing your Genetic Information with others.”

So, if you get one of these emails, just be warned before proceeding.

To all the Mom’s out there, I wish for you a wonderful, blessed Mothers Day.

Source:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/23andme-is-terrifying-but-not-for-the-reasons-the-fda-thinks/

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