When you share your genetic data – even with the NHS – you don't know where it will end up, or how it will be used.
The results of genetic ancestry tests are grossly over-simplified. A new study shows the tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
A public genealogy data base was used to track down the so-called "Golden State Killer," raising concerns about the privacy of using public sites to fill out our family trees.
The current craze to search for our ancestry is complicated and paradoxical. We want to know we are connected -- yet we crave to be unique. Moral white panic is also involved and so is big business.
New census data sheds light on the country's Indigenous population. In Eastern Canada, the rise in people claiming to be “Métis” is a controversial case of "settler self-indigenization."