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Study says over half of US citizens can be hunted down with a drop of their DNA

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If you've ever succumbed to the temptation to have your DNA sequenced by a genealogy company you probably learned some pretty interesting things about your heritage. You might have discovered that parts of you come from places you never expected, or that your recent ancestors are something of an offshoot on your larger family tree.

Whatever the reasons for your decision, you handed over your DNA to a company, and if you chose to make that genetic information public in a searchable database you're contributing to a DNA privacy crisis that is just beginning to take shape.

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Study says over half of US citizens can be hunted down with a drop of their DNA originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 at 14:45:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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