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Spotify can now create playlists based on your DNA 

Ancestry is teaming up with Spotify to curate playlists based on users’ DNA. Anyone who has submitted an at-home DNA test to Ancestry can link to the music streaming service to hear the sounds of their ethnic descent. 

The update will “encourage [Ancestry’s] audience to explore the soundtrack of their heritage. " 

However, Spin notes that users of Ancestry will be required to sacrifice partial rights as to how the company uses the DNA and data. 

In a statement to Pitchfork on the issue, Ancestry said: “Protecting our customers’ privacy is Ancestry’s highest priority. Spotify does not have access to DNA data of any Ancestry customers. 

“Customers can manually input regions, into the playlist generator on Spotify and then a custom playlist is created with songs by artists from the various regions and across a wide variety of musical genres.” 

They added: “All information is manually input by customers and the experience is completely optional.”

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