Archive for February 2019

Cofounder Reflects On Why He Created Secret Sequence

My connection to genetics has always been intensely personal. As I was growing up, I watched my grandfather slowly deteriorate due to Parkinson‚Äôs disease, a degenerative genetic disease. He started to slouch. Instead of the confident strides he once took, he slowly shuffled, barely able to lift his legs off the floor. His hands shook…

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FamilyTreeDNA FBI Scandal

According to a recent article from the New York Times, FamilyTreeDNA, a top player in the Direct-To-Consumer genetics space, has admitted to giving the FBI access to it’s digital genetic database¬† for the purpose of solving crimes. But this disclosure has set off outrage from their customer base, as many believed their information would stay…

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Protecting Online Privacy – Part 1: VPNs

This is the first in a series of blog posts we’ll be publishing on the topic of protecting your privacy online. Secret Sequence puts privacy first, and it’s important to us that our users understand how to protect themselves online. We hope the following will be helpful in protecting yourself online. What is a VPN?…

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