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At-home DNA tests just aren’t that reliable – and the risks may outweigh the benefits

By Andelka M. Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Law, Science and Technology, The University of Queensland
Samuel Becher, Professor of Law, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
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The field of genomic science is rapidly advancing, with commercial genetic tests becoming affordable and popular.

Taking these tests is simple. The company sends you a collection kit. You send it back with a saliva sample or cheek swab. The sample is sequenced and analysed, and before long you have your results.

However, upon a closer look you’ll find commercial genetic tests come with several hidden risks,…The Conversation


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