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Sen. Schumer warns that companies providing at-home DNA tests can sell genetic info

November 28, 2017View for printing

At-home ancestry testing kits are popular presents this holiday season - but Sen. Charles Schumer cautioned Sunday that companies providing the service shouldn't be able to gift genetic information to the highest bidder.

The terms of service for companies like MyHeritage and Ancestry allow them to sell customers' genetic information to third parties, Schumer said.

Such loose user agreements raise the possibility of employers discriminating against new hires through DNA, or genetic information affecting one's health insurance, he said.

By Edgar Sandoval New York Daily News

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