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]

New Genetic Privacy Company Launches: BioGenFutures

by jeeg 2. May 2014 04:38
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From Volunteers, a DNA Database

by jeeg 29. April 2014 21:40
  Abigail Wark wants to see your areolas. But only if you are a participant in the Personal Genome Project, a research effort to find 100,000 volunteers as research subjects in the public domain — contributing data from their genomes, microbiomes, health records, tissues and more. Th... [More]

Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes

by jeeg 8. April 2014 19:03
About 700,000 Americans have had their DNA sequenced, in full or in part, and the number is rising rapidly as costs plummet — to $1,000 or less for a full genome, down from more than $1 million less than a decade ago. But many people are avoiding the tests because of a major omission in the... [More]

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

by jeeg 3. April 2014 19:37

A genetic “Minority Report”: How corporate DNA testing could put us at risk

by jeeg 27. January 2014 21:34
On Nov. 22, 2013, the FDA sent a now-infamous letter to the genetic research startup 23andMe, ordering the company to stop marketing some of its personal DNA testing kits. In its letter, the agency told 23andMe that it was concerned about the possibility of erroneous test results, about false ... [More]

New York artist creates 3D masks using strangers’ DNA

by jeeg 27. December 2013 21:39
  We leave our DNA everywhere — on the side of a wine glass or on a strand of hair left in a public restroom. An artist is proving that what you leave behind could be a lot more than you think. You may want to think twice before you spit out your gum or drop a cigarette butt in public... [More]

Do You Really Want To Know What Your Genetic Code Says About You?

by jeeg 18. December 2013 21:46
It took 12 years and $3bn to sequence the human genome and figure out the code in our DNA. These days, people can post off a blood sample and get information on their genetic inheritance for as little as a couple of thousand dollars. This drastic reduction in cost, time and effort is fuelling ... [More]

Red flags raised after local drivers asked for DNA samples at police checkpoint

by jeeg 11. December 2013 00:01
Drivers in St. Charles County, MO were asked to take part in a government survey that involved the odd request of blood and saliva samples. One driver who emailed News 4 said a deputy and others dressed in safety vests directed drivers to take part and answer questions about alcohol and ... [More]

Launch of the California Genetic Privacy Network

by jeeg 9. December 2013 22:41
Consumers today are faced with almost daily risks to their genetic privacy.   A tsunami of personal genetic data is being created as genetic testing increasingly becomes an integral part of medical research and health care. The vast amount of genetic data being generated raises serio... [More]
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