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PSA: 23andMe releasing over 5 million DNA test to GlaxoSmithKline

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23 and Me has joined GlaxoSmithKline in releasing more than 5 million plus DNA results. The article indicates the donors consented. Probably part of the agreement customers agree to when they submit their saliva for testing. Just a heads up.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/...ssion=true
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Don't forget you're also implicating yourself and any family members that have criminal DNA floating around
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Don't forget you're also implicating yourself and any family members that have criminal DNA floating around
Isn't that a good thing?
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And people just keep posting news here. Facepalm
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W...t....f......???
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Isn't that a good thing?
Pay $100 to take a test that provides AWFUL accuracy while endangering your parents and siblings?

Nah, its really not.
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Isn't that a good thing?
You can be a suspect with a probable cause (ie DNA evidence) when your distant or close family commits a crime.

DNA is not perfect, and people have been convicted with faulty DNA evidence.
Some people get convicted even without any evidence when juries find them guilty.
Putting your DNA out there, however small it may be, increases risks.
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You can be a suspect with a probable cause (ie DNA evidence) when your distant or close family commits a crime.

DNA is not perfect, and people have been convicted with faulty DNA evidence.
Some people get convicted even without any evidence when juries find them guilty.
Putting your DNA out there, however small it may be, increases risks.
what's the faulty percentage?
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You can opt-out of this study from your account settings. Details about how to opt-out are here: https://customercare.23andme.com/.../212195708
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I am so surprised that 5 million people have tested by 23andme.
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Pay $100 to take a test that provides AWFUL accuracy while endangering your parents and siblings?
Nah, its really not.
Fear-mongering.

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You can be a suspect with a probable cause (ie DNA evidence) when your distant or close family commits a crime.

DNA is not perfect, and people have been convicted with faulty DNA evidence.
Some people get convicted even without any evidence when juries find them guilty.
Putting your DNA out there, however small it may be, increases risks.
Really not concerned. At all. The chance of making the world a healthier place for our children is far higher.
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Really not concerned. At all. The chance of making the world a healthier place for our children is far higher.
If your innocent child is behind the bar, would you still support for the benefit of the world?

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If your innocent child is behind the bar, would you still support for the benefit of the world?
Fear-mongering. Not interested.
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If your innocent child is behind the bar, would you still support for the benefit of the world?
that doesn't make sense. should we take down the entire judicial system then?
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Fear-mongering. Not interested.
It's not fear-mongering. It's called risk assessment.
What benefit are you actually getting out of DNA data sale?

Creating a better world? That's hippie-dippy daydreaming.
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