Pentagon tells military personnel to avoid commercial DNA tests

Pentagon tells military personnel to avoid commercial DNA tests

The Pentagon has advised military members to avoid using take-home DNA kits because of concerns about ’unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission’. The concerns were conveyed through an internal memo. The Pentagon said that the DNA tests are ’largely unregulated and could expose personal and genetic information.’

Chris
Chris
Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 3 months

I feel like we need some strong regulation on private firms and their handling of DNA. Current regulations are not adequate.

Logan
Logan 3 months

23 and me is a waste of money. There was a news story a while back about identical triplets who all took the test and got vastly different results. Ancestry performed much better but I would still be skeptical.

Seekster
Seekster 3 months

I can confirm that 23 and me is a scam. I have already done my family's background (We are mostly German and French with a little bit of Irish and Czech mixed in). My sister (who I know was not adopted because I was there when she was born) did the 23 and me test and it came back saying she was mostly British.

Gus  Lone
Gus Lone 3 months

Or maybe they just don't want servicemen to find out they're not fathers of "their"kids?

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Absolutely

Fin
Fin 3 months

Seek yep.. The only good thing with these r.... Solving cold case unidentified found remains n helping adopted children or separated children find their birth family

Fin
Fin 3 months

U don't need to Google u tube to realize u have been scammed.. Victimized by slick marketing.. Use your common sense.. Ur DNA is like ur social security number in world of science... Uniquely assigned to u

Fin
Fin 3 months

DNA tests are only as good as the technology n technologist doing the test.. It is possible to skew the results

npc8472
npc8472 3 months

I've refused to do any DNA testing like this because they keep your info. Sry. Not down.

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Did a DNA test on my son and found out he was 90% south African, which is amazing because his mom amd I are both white. Those tests are really interesting, would never have known.

Ben B.
Ben B. 3 months

23 and Me is owned by Google, don't fall for it.

WWG1WGA
WWG1WGA 3 months

Google You tube 23 and me all connected by vile scum

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 3 months

Thanks to 23andme, I found out that I have a higher-than-average percentage of Neanderthal DNA markers! That makes me an oppressed minority! I deserve reparations!!

michael zubas
michael zubas 3 months

I still love that Eddie Murphy joke about that.

Fin
Fin 3 months

I wonder who has access to results post informing testee... N y they r kept n how kept

Fin
Fin 3 months

Don't you wonder what they do with ur DNA results after they give them to you..

porcus
porcus 3 months

I find some of these concerns amusing. There is literally all kinds of genetic information that could be harvested easily and cheaply from schools, playgrounds, public parks, trash, etc. There are no laws preventing it. Location information tied with a phone book will yield a set of likely identities. Combine that information with census records and you can narrow the identity of the DNA to a very narrow set of people.

Fin
Fin 3 months

About time.

TheChad
TheChad 3 months

Well that’s because they’ve already stored service member’s DNA information. Having duplicate files just complicates things!

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