Getting your genetic data deleted isn't easy and may not even be possible, writes Bloomberg's Kristen Brown.

She has sent her saliva to Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and Helix for analysis, and shared her genetic information with others, but writes at Bloomberg that she has become concerned with how much she has shared and decided to contact the genetic testing companies to have her information deleted and samples destroyed.

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