New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who've received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they learn from it.
DNA testing is helping reveal people's unknown royal ancestry.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Data and privacy issues are tangled up in the DNA reports consumers get from big genetic testing companies – and the third-party sites they turn to in order to glean more from their raw DNA.
More people are sending off saliva samples to find out about their genetic roots. But the raw DNA results go way beyond genealogical data – and could deliver unintended consequences.