Sarah Seltzer

Recreational DNA Testing & Its Uninvited Consequences

This past season, thousands received gifts of DNA testing kits from services like and 23andme. Tens of millions of these kits have been sold, and their DNA results logged in to massive databases, creating an exponentially expanding web of genetic information.

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Recreational DNA Testing & Its Uninvited Consequences

The articles in this special section:

The Era of Family Secrets Is Over

an interview with Libby Copeland

An interview with Libby Copeland suggests that this means the end of family secrets.

A Change, Inked: Dani Shapiro Reckons With a DNA Discovery

“Last spring I found out that my father was not my biological father,” I told him, keeping the story as brief as possible.