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04/30/2018

Took an ancestry DNA test? You might be a ‘genetic informant’ unleashing secrets about your relatives

External Link - Source: USA Today

You just wanted to find out if you were Portuguese or Spanish, but instead you found out you were related to a mass murderer. This is a reality in a world where the alleged Golden State Killer, now known as Joseph James DeAngelo, was arrested after DNA¬†found at one of the killer’s crime scenes was checked against genetic profiles from genealogical websites that collect DNA samples.

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