DNA saved the day this week, bringing the long sought after Golden State Killer to justice. After decades of evading arrest, the serial murderer and rapist was tracked down through genealogy testing.

Genetic victory, right? So why my insomnia?

Laying in bed my thoughts slid down a slippery slope, into a bad sci-fi novel. Even if you have not personally chosen to submit your DNA and your family tree to a publicly available website, or a DTC genetic testing company, it is very likely that a relative of yours already has.

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