Month: April 2018

DNA from Genealogy Websites Used to Track the “Golden State Killer”

Update, Friday, April 27, 1:24 p.m. ET: San Jose Mercury News identified the genealogy site used by investigators like GEDmatch, a free and open source service based in Florida. Think twice before sending your saliva to businesses. A suspected serial…

Privacy expert warns of risks of submitting DNA to genealogy websites

Privacy expert warns of the risks of submitting DNA samples to genealogy websites. Customers looking for information about their family history can take a simple home DNA test, usually by spitting into a vial, and send it to genealogy services…