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DIY DNA: Are the results accurate?

DIY DNA: Are the results accurate?

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Discover your ancestry ... and be prepared for unexpected results

As many as 26 million people may have taken an at-home DNA test.

If you’re thinking of taking one, you have to prepare yourself for the results. You may discover things about your family tree that you didn’t want to know. On the other hand, the results could yield a pleasant surprise. But how accurate are the results?

In this Komando on Demand, listen as we explore the world of at-home DNA testing. What would you discover if you took one?

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Home DNA service gives FBI access to database

With do-it-yourself home DNA kits, we can check to see our family history, our susceptibility to certain diseases and so much more. But are we inadvertently giving these companies permission to expose our genetic identity as well? The answer might scare you. Tap or click to find out more.

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