Who Owns Your DNA?

Source: Independent Institute
by Leslie Corby

“How secure is your DNA? Even if you have never purchased an ancestry kit, your identity can easily be traced through the DNA samples of your relatives. … The use of commercial, genetic databases to identify criminal suspects is an example of a twenty-first century technological reality. Large databases of human identity data built on commercial transactions in the private marketplace are later repurposed to aid law enforcement in criminal investigations. Of course, no one is upset when criminals are brought to justice, but the use of genetic genealogy to identify suspects is neither perfect, nor reasonably regulated.” (05/23/23)