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Last Edited by jo55jo August 13, 2018 at 02:54 PM
Police can use this info without warrants including tracking you down if someone with related/similar DNA has committed a crime, private companies like insurance/medical can request it without your permission. You have been warned.
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Completely bogus information posted above. I have done my DNA on two services and uploaded it to at least 3 other services. Your DNA information is totally private unless and until YOU decide to share it. As to the police getting the information, they can only do so through a properly issued subpoena, as with all requests for information or data. The rule of law does not exclude DNA companies. And no one can request your information on their own unless and until you approve the sharing request. Whew.
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Can I get it done anonymously ? Why should I leave my valuable information on their commercial records?
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This shit will be used against you for insurance purposes
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This shit will be used against you for insurance purposes
I wish you were wrong but...you are not wrong
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This shit will be used against you for insurance purposes

How ?
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While health insurers are banned from denying coverage based on results the same laws don't apply to life insurance providers. Certain genetic markers can indicate a higher likelihood of developing certain diseases. For example - for women there are indicators for breast cancer. You can be denied a life insurance policy based on the company refusing to cover you based on these or other markers. It's a double edged sword, because I would think that these tests should encourage people to take the results and make changes in diet and lifestyle. It's an interesting conversation.
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i read an article recently where a reporter took several of these tests. then tried to get the companies to remove the test results on their side. the reporter found out that it's basically impossible to get the test results removed from their data bases.
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Do you want to f over literally all your realitives and put them in a giant unsecured commercial database? If so it's only $50 dollars.

Seriously I wouldn't do it if they paid me $10,000 the ways the data can be used against you and your family are already numerous and will only grow as tech advances.
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Just a warning to anyone interested in this that DNA company records are not private or secure.
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They just sell your information... To the government.. Good luck!
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While health insurers are banned from denying coverage based on results the same laws don't apply to life insurance providers. Certain genetic markers can indicate a higher likelihood of developing certain diseases. For example - for women there are indicators for breast cancer. You can be denied a life insurance policy based on the company refusing to cover you based on these or other markers. It's a double edged sword, because I would think that these tests should encourage people to take the results and make changes in diet and lifestyle. It's an interesting conversation.
Even if your contention is true, other than as a theoretical possibility due to a loophole in the overall law, how many people buy whole life insurance these days? Not as many as used to and as I hear, a declining number each year.

So if they are allowed to use these tests for life insurance, then do you have any names of life insurance companies using this information? I don't think you could produce any names. The media would be running wild with this story if there were. So IF they CAN but AREN'T, why aren't they requiring this information? Might it be because there is still a lot of question as to the overall validity of genetic information as an accurate predictor? Of course, the answer is yes.

Furthermore, even if any insurer 'were' using genetic information for life insurance decisions, they would require people to take THEIR genetic test, which would be specific to the disease markers they were interested in.

Insurers (or employers) could not get genetic information from Ancestry, 23andme, MyHeritage, FTDNA, National Geographic of anyone else offering genetic tests without a subpoena, which of course would require a legal reason for obtaining the information in the first place.

Every time this subject comes up here, the thread gets polluted with FUD information. There ought to be a 'sticky' of actual facts that gets mandatory attached as the first comment in any genetic thread. Whew...
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Just a warning to anyone interested in this that DNA company records are not private or secure.
Details please?
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i read an article recently where a reporter took several of these tests. then tried to get the companies to remove the test results on their side. the reporter found out that it's basically impossible to get the test results removed from their data bases.
Just like it is impossible to get your name or phone# off of spam marketing lists?
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