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Current August 2019 DNA Prices

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Are You Unknowingly Forfeiting Your Genetic Privacy Rights? July 8, 2019

Standard Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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Current July 2019 DNA Prices

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Current June 2019 DNA Prices

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How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer – CNN

In looking for DNA articles a few days ago, I came across this article – How a Utah assault case upended the cutting-edge DNA website that caught the Golden State Killer: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/27/us/genetic-genealogy-gedmatch-privacy/index.html. My next post is a re-blog from The … Continue reading

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Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With Informed Consent — The Genetic Genealogist

This weekend, GEDmatch changed its Terms of Service to automatically opt every one of the >1,250,000 kits in the database out of matching with any kit uploaded for law enforcement purposes. 28 more words via Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The choice that really isn’t — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch opt out is an illusion Dealing with privacy issues when it comes to DNA databases created for genealogical purposes is like trying to nail jello to a tree. 1,072 more words via The choice that really isn’t — The Legal … Continue reading

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GEDmatch reverses course — The Legal Genealogist

Law enforcement matching now opt-in only Informed consent is the essential underpinning of ethical DNA testing and results-sharing. All persons who test have the right to make their own individual choices about testing and about the uses to which their … Continue reading

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GEDmatch Updates Terms of Service – May 18, 2019

UPDATED May 21, 2019 – a key thing I missed when I was reading the Terms of Service (TOS) for GEDmatch was the option to opt-out which is the default option if you go with Option 1. This is what … Continue reading

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