Privacy Questions Plague the 100,000 Genomes Project

by jeeg 12. March 2015 23:32
  With the UK launch of 23andMe’s home DNA testing kit, the legalisation of mitochondrial DNA transfer, and the 100,000 Genome Project underway, optimism abounds about the science of genetics delivering on its early promise. But there is also cause for greater caution and oversight tha... [More]

NIH Unperturbed by New Way of Peering Into Personal Genomic Data

by jeeg 17. April 2012 23:20
In a provocative paper published this week, researchers say they have figured out a way to link a person's DNA to their anonymous genetic data in a certain kind of public research database. But the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which hosts one of the largest such databases, says it's not ta... [More]
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