At the beginning of 2019, it was reported that over 26 million individuals had taken an at-home DNA test, but the companies seeking to profit off of the most unique thing about us still remain largely a mystery. So who are the two superpowers harvesting the largest trove of human DNA? What do they do with your DNA after they send you the test results? And most importantly, why should you care?
This is a documentary meant for educational purposes.
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☑️ INTRO SOURCES:
More than 26 million people have taken an at-home ancestry test
‘Memories’ pass between generations: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-25156510
☑️THE SOURCES FOR THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE PINNED AS THE TOP COMMENT (they won’t fit on here):
Privacy is an Illusion: Watch Before Taking a DNA TEST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrVPoxvXz9s
Conspiracy Theories Turned Conspiracy Facts (DNA-related): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbcqU7x2nQw
Why Does Google Want Your DNA? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJpDTHgFqg
☑️Additional links/info to consider:
The U.S. May Soon Have a De Facto National DNA Database https://slate.com/technology/2019/03/national-dna-database-law-enforcement-genetic-genealogy.html
Transparency and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Companies
A Major Drug Company Now Has Access to 23andMe’s Genetic Data. Should You Be Concerned?
You may soon have to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege
Report: A DNA Testing Company Could Not Tell the Difference Between Human and Dog DNA https://gizmodo.com/report-a-dna-testing-company-could-not-tell-the-differ-1825715321