What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean

You probably wouldn’t hand out your social security number without having a pretty good idea of how that information was going to be used, right? That would be dumb. It’s extremely sensitive information. And yet, the consumer genetic testing market is booming thanks to people readily giving up another piece of their…

Why We Should All Be Worried About Congress Eroding Protections Against Genetic Discrimination

In the sci-fi thriller Gattaca, Ethan Hawke struggles to compete in life and work as a biologically inferior human born without the aid of genetic selection. In Gattaca’s vision of the future, selectively breeding desirable traits into humans is common. And while genetic discrimination is technically illegal, genetic…