More than 26 million people have added their DNA to four leading ancestry databases: report

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Millions of people have willingly given up their privacy via their own DNA, thanks to the growing popularity of at-home ancestry tests.

More than 26 million people have taken DNA tests from at least one of the four major consumer genetics companies, according to a recent study by MIT Technology Review

According to a disclosure from Ancestry, the company sold more than 14 million kits. The second-biggest DNA testing company, 23andMe, has tested more than 9 million people. Finally, the companies MyHeritage and Gene by Gene have built databases of around 2 million profiles each.  Read more…

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