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23andMe reverses decision to automatically tell customers about their relatives

17
Sep
2014

The genetic testing service 23andMe is reversing a controversial policy change that would have begun informing its clients of their close genetic relatives — potentially even revealing close relatives that they werent aware they had. Vox published a feature on 23andMes service last week, describing one instance in which it led to a couple divorcing after the birth of an earlier child came to light. After seeing Voxs story, 23andMe has decided to stop automatically enabling the close relatives feature going forward.

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