The Aspen Security Forum in Colorado yielded some interesting information about the use of private DNA tests: they can be used to create bioweapons that target specific persons. At least, that was the statement of Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) during the conference. Crow is an Army Ranger veteran. Sen Joni Ernst (R-IA) stated the same information could be used to create bioweapons that would target livestock and crops to induce famine.
23andMe, Ancestry, National Geographic, etc., all have test kits for those who want to find out their genetic heritage. The old-fashioned method of tracing genealogy back in time has been augmented by finding out the ethnicity buried in your DNA. But private DNA companies can legally sell your genetic information after it’s collected…and that’s a problem.
Cross-Posted with Conservative Firing Line