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5 biggest differences between 23andMe, MyHeritage and AncestryDNA

1) Extra Offerings In addition to their well-known ancestry tests, each of these companies also has extra features that can ...
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Consumers are losing interest in DNA tests. Is it ‘market saturation, privacy concerns, limited usefulness’?

This past year, Ancestry and 23andMe DNA kit sales on their websites saw major declines, according to new data from Second ...
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Why consumers are losing interest in genetic testing

At-home DNA testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry each laid off about 100 employees over the past month, cutting around 14 and 6 percent of ...
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Campaign in France to loosen ban on direct-to-consumer DNA testing gains traction

The French ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing is part of the country’s bioethics laws, which legislators are supposed to revise every ...
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Consumer genetic health-test market expands: Ancestry launches new service, paired with professional counseling

Ancestry, the consumer genetics company that has until now focused on helping people understand their family history, on [October 15] ...
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Anonymous no more: AncestryDNA test reveals identity of woman’s stem cell donor

In 2017, Holly Becker took an AncestryDNA test, and the results, she would only later learn, exactly matched those of ...
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Knowledge without context: Why consumer genetic tests can spark needless fears, behavioral changes

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are growing in popularity. They can tell us a lot about our personal building blocks. But there ...
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Should we have laws to protect our genetic privacy? DNA testing companies don’t think so

How much genetic privacy is a consumer entitled to? Congress is now pondering federal privacy rules that probably will address ...
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DNA testing companies launch privacy ‘coalition’ to protect consumer data

Genetic testing companies are forming a new coalition on best practices for handling DNA information and to promote the industry ...
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Consumer genetic testing firms may not be able to block police access to data

The GEDMatch decision to give police access to its data in the assault case — made without informing the database’s ...
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Did you get a DNA ancestry kit for Father’s Day? Here are some things to consider before spitting in that vial

The media tales of familial surprises are the tip of an iceberg ...
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Navigating the evolving privacy pitfalls of consumer genetic testing

While DNA testing was once only the stuff of crime investigations and television shows, it is now available to the ...
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DNA ancestry tests are not ‘crystal balls’—they’re approximations

Identical twins have virtually identical DNA. So you’d think if a set of twins both sent in a DNA sample ...
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Ancestry results for identical twins illustrate flaws in consumer genetic testing

One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles. At least that's the suggestion from one of the world's largest ...
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Here’s what DNA testing companies are doing with all that genetic data

In the past couple of years, genetic-testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe have become popular for finding out family history ...
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Viewpoint: Why ancestry tests shouldn’t be ‘read as a certainty’

Yes, I’m the kind of person who would take a DNA test with Ancestry and then, curious about whether I’d ...
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Regulating fast-moving consumer genetic testing industry is no small challenge

Submitting a vial of spit to a genetic testing company is easy. Understanding the implications — and regulating the burgeoning ...