How Future Hackers Will Target Your DNA

by jeeg 28. April 2015 21:44
  Think of all the trouble that computer hackers cause. Now imagine what DNA hackers could do. In the future, DNA hackers won’t sneak viruses into your laptop and crash websites. Instead, they’ll sneak viruses into your body and crash you, and maybe billions of other people, t... [More]

Your DNA is everywhere. Can the police analyze it?

by jeeg 23. February 2015 20:39
  Anybody who has watched a crime drama knows the trick. The cops need someone's DNA, but they don’t have a warrant, so they invite the suspect to the station house, knowing some of the perp’s genetic material will likely be left behind. Bingo, crime solved. Next case. A hu... [More]

US Privacy Rights Cover Warrantless DNA Analysis

by jeeg 19. February 2015 21:42
  US law enforcement should not be able to collect and analyse inadvertently shed DNA without a search warrant, the digital watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said in a press release. “Allowing police the limitless ability to collect and search genetic m... [More]

Better Living through Conservation Genetics

by jeeg 28. January 2015 20:09
  Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even save ... [More]

Genetic Testing and Tribal Identity

by jeeg 26. January 2015 21:54
  The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the United States ever conducted—big, but nowhere near complete. Out of more than 160,000 genomes, only 3 percent of 23... [More]

Google Wants Your DNA: Are You Willing to be a Project in the Cloud?

by jeeg 16. December 2014 20:48
  For the past 18 months, Google has quietly been approaching hospitals and universities to acquire genome data in an effort to roll out a cloud computing service for DNA, according to Technology Review. Google Genomics is the search giant’s first product for the DNA age, providing an... [More]

Taking your Genome to the Bank

by jeeg 16. December 2014 20:46
  What’s more valuable than your money, equally vulnerable, and unique to you? Answer: Your genome. And just like your money, your genome should be stored securely as possible and those institutions that store your genome should be regulated on how they store it, use it, and potentiall... [More]

Genecoin: DNA for the Blockchain

by jeeg 10. November 2014 22:46
  While it’s a common refrain in the Bitcoin universe that the Blockchain will have countless uses for the storage and management of scarcity in our lives, it’s still a field that’s just starting to deliver on this promise. Enter Genecoin, a newcomer in the Bitcoin space th... [More]

Smoking mothers may alter the DNA of their children

by jeeg 4. August 2014 22:07
  Pregnant women who smoke don’t just harm the health of their baby—they may actually impair their child’s DNA, according to new research. The finding may explain why the children of smokers continue to suffer health complications later in life. Babies born to smoking moth... [More]

Top WIPO Official Accused of DNA Theft

by jeeg 6. May 2014 21:27
  The top American official at the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization has accused its Director General, Francis Gurry, of “serious misconduct”  and “violations of national and international law” in connection with a bizarre series... [More]
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