Re: Why Apple
"...can choose to send it on to any researcher *if* they wish."
*If* they wish you say? According to my reality, the U.S. government can force Apple to take it off your phone. If you do not believe that to be the case, where have you been these last 2 years? Well, maybe you've been off reading about private hackers stealing gigantic databases of user information.
All it takes it 1 time, 1 time for the government to say "Apple, we'll take it all now...or else." Then all of a sudden, Apple has incentive.
Ok, so somehow you think you can honestly control this. What happens in 3 or 4 years when the program is so accepted, the App changes it's defaults to always share. Let Internet Explorer alone be an example of once sane defaults turned around.
No matter how helpful this may or may not be, you shouldn't allow it because it's the start of a system of tracking you really don't want to see the future of. I'm all for cloning and genetic modifications of any sort, but there is a time and place for mass collection of DNA, and humanity isn't in need of that yet. This is MASSIVE DNA collection...massive.