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[ancestry.ca] Ancestry.ca - Lowest DNA sale of the year 40$ off DNA kit ( April 24 - April 30)

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Ancestry.ca - Lowest DNA sale of the year 40$ off DNA kit ( April 24 - April 30)

Price:
$89
Savings:
45%
Retailer:
ancestry.ca
Received email from ancestry.ca ( I'm subscribed to monthly updates from them) stating:

Lowest DNA sale of the year
Get ready for the lowest DNA sale of the year! Come and celebrate DNA Day with Ancestry and get $40 off a DNA kit. Sale starts April 24. No other information is available.
I suspect it will be on their site at the time. not sure if it's targeted. Doesn't seem to be.
I assume on April 24th this is where this will be available:

https://www.ancestry.ca/dna/
Last edited by mstefa on Apr 19th, 2018 9:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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This is one path I am not going down. Nobody is getting my DNA without a warrant and without my consent, anyway.
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I have always been intrigued by these tests but like the earlier posters I am quite hesitant to have some random company holding my DNA (and the results).
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BinaryJay wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 9:32 am
This is one path I am not going down. Nobody is getting my DNA without a warrant and without my consent, anyway.
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Kurtz7834 wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 9:47 am
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wow.. Paranoia central here! Enjoy your privacy gents. This was for posted for the others, not you.
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READ THEIR TERMS... They can turn over your DNA to the authorities if they are subpoenaed and for use in "research". Considering the breaches of privacy by large companies, think twice about having any corporation holding a DNA sample that can identify you.
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Imagine a world where Google, Microsoft or Amazon has decided to acquire Ancestry.ca.
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mstefa wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 9:49 am
wow.. Paranoia central here! Enjoy your privacy gents. This was for posted for the others, not you.
While I do agree with you; this is worth watching


It's obviously fiction but probably not to far away. People get paranoid for many reasons but DNA is a weird one; couldn't anyone with nefarious intentions just pull your DNA off a coffee cup, door handle, strand of hair etc.. etc..
Or they might just be afraid someone will plant their DNA in a crime scene lol
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Most countries have laws that they can’t discriminate against you based on DNA. People are just overly paranoid in my opinion.

This is great if you are adopted and want to find your birth family. I gave this DNA kit to a family member and they were able to match them to all their cousins that took the test (they give you the option to share your information or not). This could also have the opposite effect and you could find out your parents aren’t who you think they are lol.
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randomroyalty wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 9:53 am
READ THEIR TERMS... They can turn over your DNA to the authorities if they are subpoenaed and for use in "research". Considering the breaches of privacy by large companies, think twice about having any corporation holding a DNA sample that can identify you.
Could the authorities not just get a court order (or whatever the proper term would be) to get the DNA directly from you anyway?
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Great deal OP. I had my DNA sequenced by 23andme, and then further processed it with promethease, now I'm able to provide information to healthcare practitioners that would increase success of treatment in any situation - for example if I needed antidepressants, it turns out a certain class of them are nearly useless due to my genetics. This information could be life saving, in my humble opinion.

This is valuable to anyone who wants to understand things about themselves, especially at the lowered price point. Anyone who is concerned about their privacy, just don't buy it? It's not like Facebook where you're caught in a dragnet. If you want to discuss semantics, pay a visit to general discussion forum
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tietherope wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 10:02 am
Could the authorities not just get a court order (or whatever the proper term would be) to get the DNA directly from you anyway?
In Canada they can, but keep in mind your DNA is protected from foreign interests. Ancestry.com/ca holds your DNA in the U.S, which is what is worrisome to me.
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Antidisestablishmentarianism wrote:
Apr 19th, 2018 10:02 am
Great deal OP. I had my DNA sequenced by 23andme, and then further processed it with promethease, now I'm able to provide information to healthcare practitioners that would increase success of treatment in any situation - for example if I needed antidepressants, it turns out a certain class of them are nearly useless due to my genetics. This information could be life saving, in my humble opinion.

This is valuable to anyone who wants to understand things about themselves, especially at the lowered price point. Anyone who is concerned about their privacy, just don't buy it? It's not like Facebook where you're caught in a dragnet. If you want to discuss semantics, pay a visit to general discussion forum
The flipside: Insurance companies have been known to deny coverage or not cover certain genetic diseases as "pre-existing health conditions" based on DNA samples.

While ancestry.ca is rather transparent and respectful of privacy, I would be extremely wary of 23andme, where their terms state they own your DNA and can sell it.

Since there is so much money to be made by profiling large segments of populations for targeting purposes, take the time to read the fine print to know exactly what rights you are giving up.

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