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originally posted by: queenofswords
(1) "Would you give your DNA to this company"
(2) How could you KNOW for sure whether your DNA was given or sold to a third party"
You don't know for sure.
(3) What happens to your stored DNA should the company sell out to another entity"
It would go to the other entity.
(4) And, lastly, do you think "they" are still looking for somebody....some special somebody with a certain type of genetic marker?
originally posted by: Kentuckymama
We did this for my Mom. Used 23 and Me. She has Parkinson's/Dementia. This testing allowed us to know ahead of time what meds should would likely benefit from and which ones to avoid. We realized that the info could be used for nefarious reasons but the benefit was worth the risk in her case.
originally posted by: Annee
I refuse to live in paranoia
And I support science.
You wanna use my DNA for research? Go for it.
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: Metallicus
That doesn't mean it shouldn't be considered paranoid to assume they're going to use your DNA test to create a virus specifically targeting you for elimination or mutation, or whatever other paranoid thoughts some people may have. The most likely scenario, for most, if not all of the individuals who submit their DNA for testing is that nothing nefarious will happen to them, hence her "refusal to live in paranoia" and support science.
Each criminal was given a profile based on their offences, categorising them into violent or non-violent. The association between genes and previous behaviour was strongest for the 78 who fitted the "extremely violent offender" profile.
This group had committed a total of 1,154 murders, manslaughters, attempted homicides or batteries. A replication group of 114 criminals had all committed at least one murder.
These all carried a low-activity version of the MAOA gene, which previous research has dubbed the "warrior gene" because of its link to aggressive behaviour.