And this, from an Out of Africa theorist.
Especially more than a thousand years ago, come on. What percentage of your DNA is theirs?
One generation ago is 50%….
It should be illegal under privacy laws. You have no right to sell (and sell you do) your relative’s DNA to a company.
Professor Hayes, an expert in ancient ancestry, human origins in Africa and the impact of ancient DNA variation on modern human disease, shared her perspectives on the limitations of different types of testing and the contribution of genetic research to the accuracy of ancestry tests.
Professor Hayes says, “The clear value of these online tests is that they are creating public awareness and debate into the use of genomics as we enter an era of precision medicine, where one’s individual DNA profile will be used to inform one’s medical care.
None of those words are good.
However, the information learned from these tests is only as accurate or informative as the data available.”
translation: They aren’t accurate.
Insurance companies want them.
So do biotech. They’re allowed to patent nature (reverse this).
This is the genetic gold rush.
There’s gold in them thar veins!
You’re all Henrietta Lacks.
So they can come up with a drug worth billions from your DNA and you paid them to do it.
While selling out your relatives for a bullshit questionnaire “result” page that might as well have come from Buzzfeed.
The police can access their database to place you at a crime scene (or plant your DNA at one) and juries are dumb enough to think being somewhere, alive, is the mark of a criminal. (CSI effect)
[only in rape cases, so few rapists nowadays deny any sexual acts took place, as they used to)
You’re only as smart as your dumbest, vainest relation.
They couldn’t get you to sign up to clinical trials willing, plus all the ones applying your code to would add up, so they tricked you into paying them to use you like a guinea pig.
“The majority of these tests to date interrogate no more than 0.02% of our DNA code, which includes over 6 billion ‘letters’. While this is certainly sufficient to determine direct family relatedness,
Who is your daddy?
making further assumptions on complex ancestral structure and more importantly complex diseases, raises serious concerns.”
She adds, “In a research setting our studies require a lengthy process of ethics approval, participant consent, individual de-identification, freedom for study withdraw and highest level of data security, for the very reasons and concerns raised by participants during the SBS insight DNA Surprises.”