09/10/2017 (Sun) 03:34:33
I'm not going to watch the video, but if it's referring to 23-and-me or Ancestry.com and those other DNA testing services, no. Their privacy protections are so flimsy that they're practically nonexistent.
In addition, like the recent Equifax breach reminds us (140 million people's sensitive personal financial info stolen), sensitive data is not safe in the hands of centralized third parties. These big DNA testing providers will be breached, and the DNA information of millions of people will be leaked.
I'm waiting for something like the Bento Lab to become available and reasonably affordable.
By reasonably affordable, I mean in the $500 range. That's not pocket change to me, but I think I know enough people who would be interested in having their DNA tested but also don't trust the big services that I could get them to help subsidize a kit.
I think home biohacking is going to be producing some weird and wild stuff in the next 20 or 30 years, including some pathogens of interest to bioterrorists.
We're in for a wild ride.