Police can legally use 23andMe, other ancestry tools to obtain your DNA

When you give a genetic testing company your DNA to learn more about your ancestral history, you could also be handing it over to law enforcement.

WJAX reports companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry would be willing to give police access to your DNA if they have a warrant.

Even more, police could also obtain DNA from a family member to make a “familial match.”

Although it is possible for police to grab DNA samples from the sites, that information is sometimes difficult to find for those simply looking to learn about their family tree.


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