genetic privacy

FamilyTreeDNA Hands The FBI Access To Its Database

There are plenty of reasons to be wary of at-home DNA testing, particularly if you’re concerned about genetic privacy. That’s especially true now that it’s come to light that FamilyTreeDNA, one of the largest private genetic testing companies, is cooperating with the FBI to give its agents access to its…

Why A DNA Test Is Actually A Really Bad Gift

MyHeritageDNA/ Adam Clark Estes/Gizmodo If you’d like to gift your loved ones the chance of unwittingly sharing extremely sensitive personal information, then a DNA testing kit may be the perfect stocking stuffer-sized present. But if you’d rather not have your mum or dad or girlfriend send away private health information…

Encryption Technology Could Protect The Privacy Of Your DNA 

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there — encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. It isn’t hard to imagine how such sensitive details could be damaging should they fall into the wrong hands. And yet, the privacy practices of…