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How private will an ancestry website keep my DNA?

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Where else does your DNA go when you submit it to an ancestry website? This video explains.

There needs to be a much more rigorous regime of privacy protections around genetic material, says law professor Erin Murphy of New York University.

After all, she says in the video, “This is a kind of very unregulated space and a little bit of a wild, wild west space.” In addition, she cautions, “…these are for-profit companies and ultimately their responsibility is to maximize their profits, not to protect your privacy.”

Source: NYU