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privacy fears over dna kit gifts | news | the times

by:HKKYO     2019-08-21
They are one of the most popular Christmas gifts, claiming to be able to unlock your family tree or learn about your health.
However, experts warn that,
DNA testing in the market poses unprecedented privacy risks.
Saliva tests from companies such as ancestors and 23andMe cost less than £ 100, and the genetic analysis provided cost thousands only a few years ago.
They compared people\'s DNA with reference samples to predict their \"race\", such as the 60-cent British islands and the 20-cent South Asian islands.
The results of each company are different, resulting in disputes among experts about their accuracy.
The tests also compared people\'s DNA with millions of other DNA on the company\'s customer database, revealing relevance.
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