A DNA Company Wants You to Help Catch Criminals
Family Tree DNA was criticized for secretly working with the FBI. Now it’s explicitly asking potential customers to help law enforcement.
In January, a DNA-testing company admitted it was quietly working with the FBI. Now, it has an ad out asking you to donate your DNA to solve crimes! I wrote about how Americans are pretty chill about giving up their DNA
Simon E. Fisher
"Family Tree DNA was secretly working with the FBI. Now it’s explicitly asking potential customers to help law enforcement"
piece on consumer genetic testing:
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A new ad from the genetic-testing company
leans into the controversy over using consumer DNA databases for law enforcement,