They ask you of you want your data to be used to further scientific research or not
i thought they keep it in their database
They hold onto it in case the cops need it for an investigation. (Just kidding. I have no clue, but they do give out information to forensic genealogists.)
I agree. And they always make me think of the book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Like, am I going to run into my clone one day because I got my DNA tested?I've never done one of those tests nor will I ever. I just don't feel comfortable not knowing exactly where my DNA is being stored and what specific purposes it will be used for beyond genetic testing.
I agree. And they always make me think of the book Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Like, am I going to run into my clone one day because I got my DNA tested?
Sounds silly, but I really wouldn’t put it past anyone.
Also, governments can force these DNA companies to give them access to the database to screen for criminals as wellno they don't there is an option to keep it in the database i think for a certain amount of years or you can not choose that..
i really dont get why people are scared of 23andme though like the gov't easily can get your dna if they want it not to mention they listen to your conversations 24/7
I believe that is just a formality. It's not like medical entities have not unethically experimented with and used our DNA and cells for research purposes in the past without our permission. Think Medical Apartheid and Henrietta Lacks.
This is fake af. Humans and Iguanas don't even share the same pair of chromosomes to begin with.
Can you imagine going to the mall...chillin, and then BOOM, you see your clone, also chillin, headed down the escalator drinking a big slurpee.
My belief is that the government is creating a data base of genetics. I think these companies are fronts and Americans are unknowingly PAYING to have their DNA catalogued by the U.S. Gvernment. I also believe the Government is looking for unique genetics to create therapies without having to pay the person they belong to. If the U.S. Government commanded Americans to turn over their DNA there would be an uproar. This way, Americans happily PAY THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE THEIR DNA and exploit it for the Government's personal gain.
I agree with you, too. If the consent forms are anything like the terms and conditions with most things, I highly doubt people are fully reading them. And since forensic genealogy is so new, what are the laws governing it? I’ve wondered the same things as you. I’m glad they caught the Golden State Killer, but what does that mean for the average Joe’s rights?I've never read that book, but it is right up my alley. Let me go order it right quick. I agree with everything that you said here. I've always wondered if it is actually constitutional for them to be using these same DNA samples to solve yearslong cold cases. It just seems unethical, and I wonder if people are actually paying attention to what they are consenting to.