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DNA testing service Vitagene exposed thousands of customer records online for years

Genealogy reports left exposed by Vitagene included customers’ full names alongside dates of birth and gene-based health information. Above, a stylized illustration of DNA.

9 July 2019, Los Angeles Times

DNA testing service Vitagene Inc. left thousands of client health reports exposed online for years, the kind of incident that privacy advocates have warned about…Read more >>> 

‘Could your DNA data be used for Facebook ads?’ Wellcome genetics panel asked

An astonishing panel of world-leading researchers and business leaders in personal genomes revealed the titanic issues facing the genomics sector at the Wellcome Genome Campus this month.

26 April 2019, Cambridge Independant

The public talk was titled ‘Sharing your personal genome: from genetic testing to ancestry’, the first in a new series organised by Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses & Scientific Conferences…Read more >>>