Author Archives for Debra Smetana

As a ktMINE research analyst, Debra Smetana processes and examines intellectual property daily. Her primary focus is interpreting license agreement structures. With her extensive studies of Archaeology, Debra specializes in qualitative research and can translate data into compelling narratives. She uses ktMINE’s data and analytics platform to identify IP patterns that can a provide insight into a company’s strategy and industry trends.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Who Owns Your DNA?

As more and more individuals undergo genetic testing to discover their DNA ancestry and genetic health, Ancestry’s repository of DNA information, and the repositories of other companies in the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry, will continue to grow. This raises some privacy concerns about the use of DNA information stored in these companies’ databases. DNA Testing