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From: Rebekah <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA testing and Insurance OT
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:42:26 -0500
Don't show up to a family reunion with any of this company's products.;-)
If you google there are many products like this available. Hum...
Hal Whitmore wrote:
> Can you find out the name of the insurance company? I presume they might be
> able to tell something from a cheek swab (altho with the nicotine gum I've
> been chewing for four years since I quit cigarettes, I shouldn't think they
> could tell much!!!) but it would definitely be an invasion of privacy if
> they did a DNA test on him without telling him they were doing it.
> I was both amused and dismayed recently to have to sign a separate document
> to give my sons access to my medical records if they need to exercise a
> power of attorney for me. It seems to me that everyone else who wants to see
> them can do it so easily!!!!
> on 6/21/06 4:49 PM, Larry at wrote:
>>I've been a lurker on this list since it started. I've read the posts
>>about potential project members being concerned that insurance companies
>>might try to get their data.
>>I contacted a cousin this past week about joining a project. When I
>>started to explain how the dna sample is obtained, he said he was
>>already familiar with how to scrape his cheek. He went on to explain
>>that he had applied for cheaper insurance rates because he had quit
>>smoking for over five years, and they had sent a representative to
>>scrape his cheeks to verify he had quit smoking.
>>He then described in detail the dna sampling method used by most of the
>>Looks like if an insurance company wants something, they just come and
>>get it! :-)
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