“Let’s hope use of genetics doesn’t open up a Pandora’s box for other uses and other populations.  It seems like it’s okay in these cases because they are extraordinary cases, but it opens up a kind of normalizing and cooperation between private sector and the state with regards to collecting people’s sensitive genomic information.”


Nelson was interviewed for a piece on The Intercept examining the use of DNA testing as a way to reunite families separated by recent US immigration policy.