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Before you (pay for the privilege) of sending your DNA off 23andMe or Ancestry.com

Before you (pay for the privilege) of sending your DNA off 23andMe or Ancestry.com, consider why a private company should collect and store your DNA info. Warrants/police is one reason to think twice, but also health insurance companies knowing your — or your extended family’s — potential predispositions to illness and disease is another, more serious issue. Your cousin sends their DNA off, it’s quite possible your shared DNA could become *your* insurance liability as well. Sadly, this is likely to become to the norm over the next decade :( Sorry for the Facebook-like scaremongering post.