We are fascinated with our origins and discovering more about who we are. Millions of individuals have turned to DNA-testing companies like 23andMe, Ancestry and Helix to satisfy their curiosity. According to MIT Technology Review, more genetic ancestry tests were taken in 2017 than in all previous years combined. Consumers send in spit samples and receive a data file. But what happens to the DNA sample and the data? How is the data used, and when are the samples destroyed? Practices in healthcare involving consumer data are shifting. Will privacy laws adapt, or will it be up to healthcare organizations to make the right decisions?
To learn more, check out the infographic below created by the George Washington University School of Business