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Knowing your ancestry is not only a fun thing to look into but also a fascinating process that can shed a lot of light on your personal understanding of your family.
However, have you ever thought to consider that looking into your ancestry might not be the safest or most secure experience? Have you ever considered that offering DNA might have unknown outcomes?
If you paid for an ancestry report from 23andMe.com, then the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline now owns your genetic identity! Does that sound scary or what?
...the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract last month to acquire “fresh” human fetal tissue to transplant into “humanized mice” proving the animals to have functioning “human immune systems,” according to information published by the FDA and the General Services Administration. The experiments would be funded with federal tax dollars.
“The FDA says the research using aborted babies is critical to understanding how the human immune system responds to certain drugs and biologics, helping to better understand diseases that affect millions of Americans. We strongly disagree. We oppose sacrificing any human life that justify this form of human experimentation,” said Stephen White, Chair of the CMA’s Health Care Policy Committee. The FDA claims the experimentation requires tissue from late-term aborted babies, not miscarried ones to create its “humanized mice.”
originally posted by: rickymouse
I do quite a bit of studying of research related to genetics and it's relation to meds and food chemistry. Presently, there is not enough research about most things to actually conclude most things. I have seen some extensive research on drug interactions with genetics, some of the connections are important. But most times it is just risk, and having an increase in risk over baseline sometimes means nothing. I can't see Pharma companies benefitting by this unless they have a name and medical history on the person. Medical history presently is not well established yet, lots of stuff gets dumped by doctors or the side effects of medicine are not even considered. Pharma companies have brainwashed the doctors.
I believe ownership of self codification is the first step toward the automated machine economy I talk about all the time. In a society like that no one could buy your ID in any fashion (genetic or otherwise) without compensating you fairly for it and with your consent.
Substances that only affect people with certain genetic markers are more likely to be used for evil than for good. As they say, "follow the money". Weapons are a big business and the mega corps support both sides. Easy to see who wins and who loses.