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I'd really like to see some better analysis of that. The ACA has made the first point mostly moot in the US (as it already is in most of the developed world), and... let's just say that I'm willing to take my chances with the "assassination virus" thing.

Seriously, what's the real danger here? I just don't see much. I paid 23AndMe and was generally pretty amused (and sadly unsurprised; not much of anything interesting turned up in my profile).




My examples are endpoints on a spectrum. The core point is that while risks are low now, giving up one's genetic data is a one-way decision that can never be undone. It's a gamble, considering the unknown unknowns of both technology and future public policy.




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