When DNA Testing Gives You a Past and Threatens Your Future

The troubling risks of genetic testing while Black

Naomi Day
OneZero

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WWhen I was a senior in college, I won the random prize of a DNA test from African Ancestry, a genealogical DNA testing company that provides family history information for people of African descent. My father took the MatriClan test, which traced our ancestry back to Africa…

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Naomi Day
OneZero

Speculative fiction and Afrofuturist writer. Software engineer. US-based; globally oriented. I think and write about building new worlds.