Tag: DNA

Consumer Backlash Causes 23andMe, Ancestry and Others to Get Consent Before Sharing DNA Data with Police or Businesses

A handful of genetic testing companies have voluntarily agreed on a set of guidelines to address privacy after backlash concerns from consumers on sharing DNA data, especially since law enforcement now utilizes genealogy websites to crack cases. 23andMe, Ancestry, Helix, MyHeritage, Habit, African Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA, in collaboration with the…