Taking Control Of Your Genetic Data
DNA: The Building Blocks of Who You Are
Our DNA largely informs who we are. We inherit our genes from our parents, and pass some of our genes to our children. Our genes play a very large part in determining our looks, athletic ability, intelligence and propensity towards disease.
Our DNA is mostly static throughout our lifetime. This means, for the most part, the DNA you have at birth is the same your whole life.
Once a group has BOTH our identity and our genetic information, it is possible for them to learn many things about us and our extended family.
Private Information in a Public Age
The internet has ushered in a golden age of information for the entire world. With this has come societal acceptance of public disclosure of information that used to be considered private.
Most Personalized Genomics services like 23andme and AncestryDNA have similar weaknesses. They provide cheap tests to the consumer to subsidize the collection of genetic data for their benefit. They hope to profit from discoveries made from your genes.
These firms will share your genetic info with third parties or law enforcement agencies if it suits their ends. Once other parties get your genetic data, you lose even more control. You effectively give up the right to control how your data is used and distributed.
How Secret Sequence Protects You
We NEVER ask for your identity and only maintain short term records necessary for operation.
All customer related data, genetic reports and samples are destroyed within a month of their generation. We are unable to retrieve data outside that time frame.