In early 2019, thirteen years after the emergence of the first genetics test provider, DNA storage databases now contain the genetic profiles of 26 million people, according to the latest industry statistics. And the business is seeing exponential growth, with an increase of 500% since 2017 (+22 million in two years). One reason is the ambient uncertainty.
The DNA business
Recently, the popularity of recreational ancestry tests has made DNA a burning issue of the day, raising questions about the vulnerability of the data generated while providing opportunities to gain an unprecedented level of knowledge about one’s self, as well as about large groups of individuals.