The Death Of The Family Secret | HuffPost UK

Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light. These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers.
— Read on m.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

I’ve done my DNA as did my husband, son and daughter. I was pretty confident I knew most of my relatives so wasn’t concerned. It’s been fun building my family tree.

After reading this article I have a different view about these resources. I don’t think they should go away or be limited in any way. I do however feel each person purchasing a kit must first be required to read and sign EACH clause so they understand the risks involved in participating in the research.

I was initially upset that gedcom restricted law enforcement from freelancing DNA . They hired genealogists to trace possible family trees based on DNA they found at crime scenes. I applaud this ingenuity. The fact they’ve located and apprehended rapists and murderers is exceptional.

Now I see this can become a problem. I’ve been watching the Adnon Syed conviction as well as others possibly convicted wrongfully. We have a corrupt legal system. Not in every case. If the system fails repeatedly then that’s too many not to address.

DNA can be miss used. People tried and convicted wrongfully. Like anything else it can be miss used. The more research that’s done the more opportunity.

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