As we become more comfortable with at-home DNA testing kits and allowing companies to assess our biological makeup, the market continues to shift in a variety of ways including the types of diseases and disorders that can be tested, how accurate the tests are, and the amount of information shared – which can include selling your data to third parties. And this should concern us for a number of reasons ranging from blatant privacy concerns to subtle discrimination by insurance companies to emotional distress caused by unexpected results and misunderstood results.
Thus, before you mail in that DNA sample, here are some very important things for you (and your family) to consider.
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