To think this is an odd birthday request off DD?
etonclean · 24/11/2019 17:51
DD's birthday is in 2 weeks, she has asked for one of those DNA tests. She will be 19. Just in case someone asks I'd like to clarify it's not a "who's the daddy" test. You spit in a cup, send it off to the lab and then they get back to you telling you which areas of the world your ancestors are from and what diseases you have a genetic predisposition to.
I've said I'll get her one but I think it's a bit odd. There's no family secrets, me and DH are both definitely her biological parents (!) and both families are very healthy. We also both have family tracing back to Ireland.
AIBU in worrying she thinks there is some secret we are keeping from her about who she is? Or am I just being paranoid? She usually asks for makeup. DH got upset when I told him what she had asked for as he thought she must think he's not her dad, managed to reassure him though.
Lulualla · 24/11/2019 17:59
These things are just total gimics.
Have her read this and then decide if she still wants one.
flouncyfanny · 24/11/2019 17:59
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ohwheniknow · 24/11/2019 18:03
They're really popular right now,I think you and you husband are both overreacting.
That said, there are enough questions about them for me to hesitate. Never mind the people who've received (sometimes inaccurate) distressing medical information in their results without any proper support.
Thoughtlessinengland · 24/11/2019 18:32
There are huge issues around data, security and platforms monetising and surveilling DNA amidst of course other things. I work in this area for my bread and butter but not sure the data/platforms aspect is “seen” by people usually in these things, as with google nest, the one ring doorbell etc.
Thanksgiving2019 · 24/11/2019 18:33
My son asked for one for his 13th Birthday! We got it for him and it was fascinating. I also did one so now he can look at his results and see which relatives are from his mothers side and which from his father’s side.
We did 23&me and have discovered relatives we had lost touch with. The fact we knew who they were and it linked us shows these work to a certain extent.
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