Hsien-Hsien Lei thinks about why someone would not want their DNA to be sequenced. Her list starts off with "You have no idea what DNA is" but soon catalogs more pressing concerns someone could have, such as worries about genetic discrimination or that many tests are not covered by insurance policies. Furthermore, someone might be healthy with no dire family medical history.

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