Genetic Access Control

App Used 23AndMe’S DNA Database to Block People From Sites Based on Race and Gender

A coder on github has demonstrated the inevitable result of 23AndMe’s API for genetic info by creating a Genetic Access Control. The Genetic Access Control demo app allows access to a website only for people of “European (minus Ashkenazi)” ancestry. 23AndMe has cut off access to the API for this project, but it seems likely that future similar (though perhaps more subtly marketed) projects will be created, building on this source code.


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