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Agricultural products firm accused of unlawful collection, storage of biometric data

An employee is suing an agricultural products company, accusing it of violating elements of the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Attorney Brandon Wise: “The Illinois Supreme Court made clear in January that ‘compliance should not be difficult’.” The suit argues that the company collected “unique and permanent” information. It also notes there already exists an illegal…

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Family sues after DNA kit reveals fertility clinic secret

Published by MEDILL News Service By Matt Reynolds Aug 15, 2019 — WASHINGTON, August 14 (UPI) — The DNA kit that an Ohio woman gave her parents as a Christmas gift last year was meant to draw the Cartellones closer together. Instead, it threw their lives into disarray before finally leading them to court. Rebecca…

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Dicamba is proving a headache for some Illinois farmers

Published by Illinois Times By Bruce Rushton Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:08 am — Genetically modified soybeans bring costs Complaints about a herbicide used by soybean farmers have soared in Illinois. Dicamba isn’t considered harmful to humans, but it has wrought havoc in fields since 2016, when the herbicide, invented in 1967, came into use…

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Family sues after DNA kit reveals fertility clinic secret

Published by UPI By Matt Reynolds UG. 14, 2019 / 2:51 PM — WASHINGTON, August 14 (UPI) — The DNA kit that an Ohio woman gave her parents as a Christmas gift last year was meant to draw the Cartellones closer together. Instead, it threw their lives into disarray before finally leading them to court….

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Home DNA Test Reveals Egregious Sperm Swap 25 Years Earlier

Published by ABOVE THE LAW By Ellen Trachman 14 Aug 2019 — The frequency with which unexpected and shocking genetic information is coming to light is alarming. A lot of people have used home DNA kits from Ancestry.com or 23andMe. It’s become a popular holiday present — to give each other the gift of having…

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Ohio family devastated by IVF error

Published by BioEdge By MICHAEL COOK 11 Aug 2019 — Rebecca Cartellone received the worst Christmas gift of her life last year – a DNA testing kit from ancestry.com. To her dismay, it revealed that the man she thought was her father for 24 years, Joseph Cartellone, was not. It appears that another man’s sperm…