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Read the fine print

Read the fine print

With DNA testing getting more and more popular as an everyday affair, for donors, curious genealogy hobbyist, etc. it's important to remember that your genes are your ultimate private property. More than anything else, it's the one thing you actually own from birth.

Beware how you abdicate ownership of your privacies and birthrights to corporate entities that profit from willful ignorance. Always read the small print.

Don't be the next Henrietta Lacks.

"There are three significant provisions in the AncestryDNA Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to consider on behalf of yourself and your genetic relatives: (1) the perpetual, royalty-free, world-wide license to use your DNA; (2) the warning that DNA information may be used against “you or a genetic relative”; (3) your waiver of legal rights."

Read more at Think Progress

 

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