Join us April 17th in Berkeley for a Special Event-How Private is your DNA?

by jeeg 3. April 2014 19:37

In Reversal, Genetics Group Says Patients Should Be Allowed to Refuse 'Incidental' Findings

by jeeg 2. April 2014 21:58
Apparently bowing to pressure from its members, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) says that patients should be allowed to “opt out” of learning about how their DNA might increase their risk of disease. The policy, announced today, reverses a controversial recommendation that the group made last year. It urged clinicians to tell people undergoing genomic sequencing whether their genes might make them more likely to develop serious disease in the ... [More]

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

by jeeg 1. April 2014 23:27
Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. We take for granted that our medical records, family histories, insurance coverage and the rest of the data associated with our health is protected carefully by those who create and store it. But the truth is that we are struggling right now as a society to figure out how to secure digital information–both legally and against the threat of data hacking, theft or loss. The United States&... [More]
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