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DNA test security alert: Why you should think twice about getting one

Consumer DNA test kits, such as those offered by Ancestry.com, 23andMe and others, create huge privacy risks that most Americans may not be aware of. This is according to a “60 Minutes” report that aired Sunday (Jan. 31) in the U.S.

That’s because the user-privacy agreements that customers sign off on can give these companies broad leeway to use their customers’ DNA for other purposes, University of California, Davis law professor Lisa Ikemoto told “60 Minutes” correspondent Jon Wertheim.

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