Who Are My Ancestors And Should I test my DNA to Find Them?

By Gina Flores

Editor at NoFakeNews

Here in the United States we are being inundated with television shows and commercials that are trying to get people to voluntarily test their DNA in an effort to locate long lost relatives. Is this really a good idea?

There’s an important reason not to have your DNA tested by companies that are trying to help you find distant family members. The DNA information that you are providing is being collected by companies that can sell your private genetic secrets to Big Pharma, insurance companies and government agencies that might use the data against you.

Think of it this way. Would you voluntarily hand out your social security number to strangers? Of course you wouldn’t. If someone gets hold of your social security number, they could steal your identity and cause you lots of financial problems. We all know this and go to a lot of trouble to protect ourselves from identity thieves.

The same mindset and caution should be practiced when it comes to DNA. DNA contains all of the unique biochemical secrets concerning our bodies and the bodies of our ancestors. When we are protective of our genetic codes, we’re not only protecting ourselves but everybody in our family tree. It’s a big responsibility and one we should take very seriously.

There are plenty of people in the world that have nefarious agendas. Don’t be so eager to give them your secret genetic codes. Trust me when I write that this is not a very good idea. What you don’t really understand could quite honestly come back to hurt you and your loved ones.

What do you think about this subject?

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