GENE201 Week 8 M8A3: Privacy Debate Project
This project helps evaluate your understanding of some of the ethical concerns involved in DNA testing, such as privacy and data ownership.
This is a project to analyze privacy issues related to genetic genealogy testing. Follow the instructions below, and draft the requested item.
Instructions: Read the following two articles. The second article, by AncestryDNA, is a rebuttal to the first article:
Winston, Joel. “Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives.” ThinkProgress (17 May 2017). https://thinkprogress.org/ancestry-com-takes-dna-ownership-rights-from-customers-and-their-relatives-dbafeed02b9e (Links to an external site.)
AncestryDNA. “Setting the record Straight.” Ancestry Blog (21 May 2017). https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2017/05/21/setting-the-record-straight-ancestry-and-your-dna/ (Links to an external site.).
Now that you’ve read both sides of this issue, draft a short letter or message of 500 words or more explaining to your hesitant relative why they should OR should not be concerned about DNA testing at AncestryDNA.