There will likely be major changes at Ancestry after controversial private equity firm Blackstone acquired it in a multibillion-dollar deal. While champaign corks are popping on Wall Street, Ancestry's millions of users are wondering what Blackstone will do with the genealogy and DNA data it now controls.
Roberta Estes, a respected genealogist and blogger known for her explanations of complex genetic genealogy topics, had this to say:
I’m not comfortable now sharing my DNA through Ancestry, especially since it seems that their new owners aren’t terribly focused on genealogy, but on medical research and with strong ownership links to a foreign government(s).
What do you think?