An analysis of 23andMe genotype data between siblings to check for genotyping errors reveals high accuracy (99.15%) of genotype calls.
Artificial life is no new idea. Computer scientists have investigated and made use of many of the principals around AI for years. However, in silico models of evolution have been shown to produce some form of self-replicating, mutating, artificial life. How far have these models gone, and where will they go next? Is this playing God?
Genetic testing for predisposition to complex genetic traits and late-onset diseases may one day be used in the determination of life insurance premiums. This brings up new questions about the protection of privacy, moral hazards, and the role the free market plays in the life insurance industry.
DNA sequencing, cellular reprogramming, developmental biology and stem cells will one day allow for genetic identity theft to be an actionable offense. This form of identity theft, with the potential to produce some twisted results, may not even be preventable.
Identity by State SNP Analysis can be used to find relatives, test paternity, examine inbreeding, and look at recombinations between siblings.