Family | The popular tests pose security concerns and may reveal hard-to-handle truths
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/05/18, 01:55 pm
At-home DNA testing companies made major gains this holiday season, selling millions of kits to consumers curious about their ethnic origins, distant relatives, and genetic health risks.
DNA test kits were one of Amazon’s top five selling products on Black Friday in 2017. One of the largest companies offering DNA testing, AncestryDNA, said it sold more than 1.5 million tests the weekend after Thanksgiving, triple what it sold from Black Friday to Cyber Monday in 2016.
But despite this popularity, critics have raised serious concerns.