What is it with genetic information that is so scary. I honestly do not understand this.
The more we learn about the human genome the more we understand how little it by itself, determines. Sure, it is our genetic framework or DNA-recipe-book or whatever other analogy you want to use. But, for almost everyone of us, our DNA sequence itself does not mean much in terms of personal or professional opportunities or even health. DNA-information is pretty useless without context basically.
Still you apparently need laws and regulations and ethical boards and counselors to protect your genetic information. Not only from the public, but sometimes even from yourself.
Your lifestyle and health (and that of your family), your friends, your living environment – those are things that really, really matters – the true life-determinators or the context if you will. Which by the way, is useful information (that can be misused or exploited) also in the absence of knowledge of your DNA-sequence.
This information however, most people are allowed to put on the internet for everyone to see. And they do so gladly.
This is puzzling to me.