-by Norman A. Paradis,
On April 25, California law enforcement announced the possible capture of a long-sought serial killer. Shortly after, it was reported that police had used public DNA databases to determine his identity.
This extraordinary event highlights that when you send off a cheek swab to one of the private genome companies, you may sacrifice not just your own privacy but that of your family and your ancestors.
In a time of widespread anxiety over the misuse of social media, Americans should also be concerned over who has access to their genetic information.
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