Why Are You Publicly Sharing Your Child’s DNA Information ?
By uploading their children’s genetic information on public websites, parents are forever exposing their personal health data. A few years ago, Angela Evans decided she wanted to test the DNA of her 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son. She was interested in knowing whether they had a mutation of the MTHFR gene, as she does. The mutation is linked to a number of disorders — women with the mutation may have a higher risk of having babies with defects like spina bifida — and Ms. Evans wanted (...)