Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

by jeeg 13. November 2014 00:19
  So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on your Alzheimer's disease risk, or ... [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]

The use and abuse of DNA testing

by jeeg 10. November 2014 22:36
  In a landmark decision, the Vermont Supreme Court has deemed a section of Vermont’s DNA collection statute to be an unconstitutional invasion of personal privacy under the Vermont Constitution. The section of the statute at issue amends 20 V.S.A. § 1933(a)(2), and mandates DN... [More]

How to Cope With a Positive Genetic Test Result

by jeeg 14. October 2014 18:10
  There are precious few tests in medicine, save pregnancy perhaps, where a positive test result is good news. Particularly in the realm of genetics, testing positive for a mutation is often devastating, portending gloomy days of sickness ahead. But there is help out there for people with a... [More]

Mining Your Genetic Data for Profit: The Dark Side of Biobanking

by jeeg 30. July 2014 22:55
  Most people are now familiar with big data and how it’s used to target advertising or suggest love matches based on the data we drop as we move through life in the digital age. In exchange for tech freebies, data space in the cloud, or that new dating app, we do a quick cost-benef... [More]

Who’s Keeping Your Data Safe in DNA Banks?

by jeeg 26. July 2014 01:45
  Thinner than average, with serious, shadowed eyes, Kevin Anderson, 36, has worked as a filmmaker for over 10 years. He’s traveled throughout Europe and the Americas producing web and sports videos, news packages and documentary shorts. In his infancy, he was diagnosed with a rare gen... [More]

Revealed: SECRET DNA TEST SCANDAL at UN IP agency

by jeeg 24. July 2014 11:45
  Allegations of bizarre and potentially illegal conduct within the World Intellectual Property Organisation have raised serious questions, after The Register obtained access to an internal report indicating reasonable grounds to suspect serious misconduct within the UN agency. The report... [More]

Evanston Seeks To Stay Out Of Suit Over Posted DNA Results

by jeeg 16. July 2014 20:41
  Evanston Insurance Co. sued Gene By Gene Ltd. in Texas federal court Wednesday, challenging coverage for a proposed class action accusing the genetic testing services company of automatically publishing results on its website without getting permission from customers.    &n... [More]

Biometrics are coming for you

by jeeg 7. July 2014 18:44
  Biometrics are on the rise — and they’re coming to a store, street and office near you. The private sector is funneling billions of dollars into researching and developing biometric surveillance, for facial recognition and analysis technologies. And lawmakers are beginning to ... [More]

CRG Coalition to Attorney General: Review FBI's Massive Biometric Database

by jeeg 25. June 2014 22:56
  Council for Responsible Genetics, EPIC, EFF, ACLU, Defending Dissent, and a coalition of over 30 organizations have urged Attorney General Holder to immediately conduct a privacy assessment of the FBI's proposed "Next Generation Identification" system. The system is set to go f... [More]
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