At-home DNA test kits have transformed lives – just ask Sigrid Johnson, a 63-year-old black woman who grappled with identity when a DNA ancestry kit delivered unexpected results. The New York Times piece wrangles with questions of family, statistical accuracy, consumer privacy and company transparency. Has any direct-to-consumer product challenged identities so directly? 

IN OTHER NEWS: More on Amazon’s hunt for H2Q: why not Chicago? (JEFFREY CARTER); manufacturers remain slow to recognize cybersecurity risks (NEW YORK TIMES); an ode to the iPod click wheel (THE VERGE).