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Direct access genetic tests: attention, danger

2020-09-28T14:02:57.005Z

Under the pretext of taking charge of one's health or improving well-being, DNA tests expose users to all dangers.



The possibility of having our DNA analyzed from a saliva sample sent in a simple envelope, and the very high throughput sequencing (reading) capacities of all or part of our genome, have led to the emergence of multiple societies. genetic tests in "Direct to consumer" (DTC), most often American, but accessible to the whole world.

These companies are flourishing and offer direct access to low-cost tests, their business model based on maximum automation of analyzes but also on the resale of the data generated, often under the guise of participation in research.

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Some of the tests performed are trivial, trivial, but harmless (do you like bitter tasting foods?).

Others help us understand the multiplicity of our origins, which is not unnecessary.

But others are medical in scope and thus expose users to all dangers.

Sometimes worrying results

Above all, claiming the possibility of taking charge of

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Source: lefigaro

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