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COVID Tests Secretly Used To Sequence Your Genes?

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COVID Tests Secretly Used To Sequence Your Genes?
Tone deaf as ever, the CDC recently caused a mini firestorm after issuing a tweet boasting that 10% of the nasal swabs used to test for COVID have been collected and used to map the virus’s genome. Concerned that their DNA was being collected without their permission, upset Americans responded in droves at this perceived invasion of privacy.

Jimmy and The Dive host Jackson Hinkle puzzle over the science of genome sequencing and the CDC’s lack of media savvy.

CDC Says 10% Of COVID Swabs Sent to Genome Lab, Raising Privacy Questions

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If you took a COVID-19 PCR test, there's a chance your swab may have been sent to scientists around the globe for genomic sequencing analysis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

In a tweet, the CDC said five to 10 percent of COVID PCR tests are sent to labs for mapping "genomic sequencing." Genomic sequencing is a process used to analyze the genetic makeup of viruses. However, the announcement made by the CDC has sparked human DNA privacy questions.

Remember that #COVID19 nose swab test you took? What happened to the swab? If it was processed with a PCR test, there’s a 10% chance that it ended up in a lab for genomic sequencing analysis. Learn more about the process and its importance

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