Informed Consent: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Necessary — The DNA Geek

The genetic genealogy community is in turmoil. People are angry, accusations are flying, and friendships are sundering. All over something as seemingly straightforward as whether we have the right to decide whether our DNA data can be used by law enforcement. The Backstory Last year, the world learned that genetic genealogy had been used […]

via Informed Consent: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Necessary — The DNA Geek.

I saw this the other day, shortly after it was posted, but thought Leah made some excellent points that often get overlooked.

This is in stark contrast to my last post,, where numerous people interviewed in the linked CNN article appear to care more about “greater good” arguments than they do the constitutional protections our Founding Fathers felt necessary to avoid some of the things that often got swept under the rug by governments and politicians under the guise of the “greater good.”


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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