DNA testing... yay or nay?

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Would you take a dna test to learn your family history?

Yes. It would be cool to find out.
7
16%
Yes, but I'm worried about what happens next with the data.
9
20%
Yes. I've already given up my dna to the government.
2
5%
No.
26
59%
 
Total votes: 44

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DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby toddler81 » Sun Apr 29, 2018

If you answer the question no, what is it that you are really concerned about?
Is it that insurance companies may get a hold of the information and affect your rates or deny coverage?
Is it being accused of a crime?
Is it finding out something you don't want to know?
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby Rik Bitter » Sun Apr 29, 2018

I'd love to see what my results would look like, but I have little confidence in how secure my info is with Ancestry or 23 and Me after observing some of their other business practices. Truth is, I'm already pretty well documented by the Man. Two carry permits and a security clearance puts a lot of your info in the databases.
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby blevdawgAg47 » Sun Apr 29, 2018

All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby toddler81 » Sun Apr 29, 2018

blevdawgAg47 wrote:All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.


Care to elaborate? For someone on the fence, what's the real danger?
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby blevdawgAg47 » Sun Apr 29, 2018

toddler81 wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.


Care to elaborate? For someone on the fence, what's the real danger?


Nice try, Alphabet Soup 8-) J/k, You're a smart guy, you can figure it out. By the way, I find your signature distracting and distasteful. You should think about changing it :)
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby dae2dae » Sun Apr 29, 2018

blevdawgAg47 wrote:
toddler81 wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.


Care to elaborate? For someone on the fence, what's the real danger?

By the way, I find your signature distracting and distasteful. You should think about changing it :)

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby toddler81 » Sun Apr 29, 2018

dae2dae wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:
toddler81 wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.


Care to elaborate? For someone on the fence, what's the real danger?

By the way, I find your signature distracting and distasteful. You should think about changing it :)

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Well, to each his own but definitely can't change it now!
Not sure what's so wrong with it. I'm not the only one with a want list in his signature. :) Easiest way to advertise without having to post constantly and I do keep it updated.
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby SilverDoge » Thu May 03, 2018

toddler81 wrote:
dae2dae wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:
toddler81 wrote:
blevdawgAg47 wrote:All of the above and then some...So many more reasons not to.


Care to elaborate? For someone on the fence, what's the real danger?

By the way, I find your signature distracting and distasteful. You should think about changing it :)

:thumbup:


Well, to each his own but definitely can't change it now!
Not sure what's so wrong with it. I'm not the only one with a want list in his signature. :) Easiest way to advertise without having to post constantly and I do keep it updated.


No to the DNA testing. While his signature may be "distracting" I don't know how one could conclude it is "distasteful" .... but then again, I have about the most distracting signature on this forum :grinch:
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby rktect » Thu May 03, 2018

We should do dna sampling at birth.
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby SilverDoge » Thu May 03, 2018

rktect wrote:We should do dna sampling at birth.


The feminists would not allow this. Too many cheating females that wouldn't be able to pin the birth on the unsuspecting provider "dad".

And who would "own" the DNA? The individual, the parents, the medical complex, the government?
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby pitw » Thu May 03, 2018

No I wouldn't.
I don't care what history my family had as I am I and they were they.
To me it's more important that I do enough for people who are living now to like and respect me.
Seen far too many people who thought they could live life on their family's coat tails.

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby bigjohn » Thu May 03, 2018

I answered no. The reasons listed above are all valid but I am mostly afraid of the unknown. I don’t know whose hands that information will fall into and what they can possibly do with that information or how it can be used against me. The thought of that unknown and risks associated with that outweigh the curiosity of possibly finding out a couple of bits of information about my family tree that I don’t already know
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby t458 » Thu May 03, 2018

Definitely no. You cannot predict the future, some crazy people might later make bio IDs of you, or run a buggy crime search software to accidentally match you, or even make living clones of you, or mutants of you with traits of a monkey or insect.

Don't give them even 1% of a chance!

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby tdtwedt » Sun May 13, 2018

DNA of every baby born in California is stored. Who has access to it?

If you or your child was born in California after 1983, your DNA is likely being stored by the government, may be available to law enforcement and may even be in the hands of outside researchers, CBS San Francisco's Julie Watts reports.

Like many states, California collects bio-samples from every child born in the state. The material is then stored indefinitely in a state-run biobank, where it may be purchased for outside research.


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Postby Purple and Gold » Sun May 13, 2018

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby iratebob » Thu May 24, 2018

yes!
My wife and I have both done 23 and me.
I'd expect more no's from a membership like this.
Many have 'self reliance' as a core principle, therefore metals.
Providing DNA only heightens the idea that big government can get you.

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby Brick's » Thu May 24, 2018

SilverDoge wrote:
rktect wrote:We should do dna sampling at birth.


And who would "own" the DNA? The individual, the parents, the medical complex, the government?


The individual who's DNA it is. The information is placed on the individuals personal encrypted and secured blockchain along with all the rest of their medical history and anything else they want to put on it. Only they can decide who gets to see it, when, and for what reason.

If you have my DNA and are keeping it for any reason, you have stolen a part of me. You belong in jail and should pay restitution. And believe me, I am the most valuable living thing on/in the planet (in my eyes).
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby t458 » Thu May 24, 2018

We can ask a different question: would you trust the government to give them your PMs for safe keeping, with the promise that you and only you can access it and you and only you can get it any time on demand?

My answer: NO! Why else would I want to hide it or bury it (if I had any.)

My DNA? NO! NO! NO!

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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby fredzoyt » Thu May 24, 2018

I don't need to take a DNA test to learn about my family history. I know I came from Adam and Eve... post flood from Noah and his wife. We're all one race and related to each other. There, I solved the mystery. :)
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Re: DNA testing... yay or nay?

Postby SilverDoge » Wed May 30, 2018

Detectives had focused on Usry after running a familial DNA search, a technique that allows investigators to identify suspects who don’t have DNA in a law enforcement database but whose close relatives have had their genetic profiles cataloged. In Usry’s case the crime scene DNA bore numerous similarities to that of Usry’s father, who years earlier had donated a DNA sample to a genealogy project through his Mormon church in Mississippi. That project’s database was later purchased by Ancestry, which made it publicly searchable—a decision that didn’t take into account the possibility that cops might someday use it to hunt for genetic leads.


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