As mail order DNA testing becomes more prominent, many are concerned about matters of privacy, and the implications of DNA being collected by a private company.
Concerns are especially heightened when factoring in insurance policies.
If this tests will affect me receiving a life insurance policy, b/c the results reveal that I am predisposed for certain cancers. I don’t want none of them!
— Tanya (@tanya4retta) January 22, 2019
Yup. Insurance company will buy them, and the data will belong to them.
— DavidWSTX_1 (@1Davidwstx) January 21, 2019
People should keep in mind, insurance policies will soon be based on 23 and me / DNA results
— AJ (@AJDorsey) January 22, 2019
Having just finished reading CM I am awfully surprised you went ahead and got a 23andMe test? What happens when insurance and healthcare companies set up an equivalent to FBX? To the extent that a formal exchange doesnt exist already..
— Daniel Katzew (@Daniel_K_SA) January 21, 2019
I am a very pro-technology, but will not get my DNA sequenced until I must for life-threatening reasons. Insurance companies buying this data. Do not believe 23andme companies about privacy. It may affect my ability to get insurance. False positive/false negatives other problem.
— Eric Nelson (@CommodoreNelson) January 19, 2019
Regardless of concerns, it doesn’t look like the company will stop growing any time soon.