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DNA test startups are basically scams, just like horoscope readings | Science Alert

DNA testing has become more popular in recent years with companies, such as Ancestry and 23andMe. For these tests, you spit in a vial and send it to the company. In return, you receive a breakdown on where your ancestors came from. Newer startups, however, are claiming to be able to tell much more than just your racial breakdown. One company, Genomelink, told a student they should have a peanut allergy, which wasn’t true for the tested female. Other information received was false or didn’t match up to real life. Soccer Genomics claims they can use your child’s DNA to find the perfect soccer routine workout to make them a star. Another claims to be able to tell you your true sexuality and intelligence.

Source: https://www.sciencealert.com

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