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Personalized medicine is set to revolutionize healthcare, yet large-scale research studies towards better diagnoses and targeted therapies are currently hampered by data privacy and security concerns. New global collaborative research has developed a solution to these challenges, described in Nature Communications.
11 October 2021, EPFL – Actu
Predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory medicine, known as P4, is the healthcare of the future. To both accelerate its adoption and maximize its potential, clinical data on large numbers of individuals must be…Read more >>>
Covid exposed the fragmented reality of US health records. Now an effort to bring together data from millions of patients is starting to show results.
21 June 2021, MIT Tech. Review
Scientists have been able to learn more about covid, faster, than about any other disease in history—but at the same time, the public has been shocked when doctors can’t answer seemingly basic questions….Read more >>>
15 Avril 2021, MIT Tech. Review
The future of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine remains in limbo after an advisory panel recommended taking a deeper look into reports of rare—and sometimes fatal—side effects….Read more >>>
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development of digital public health and medical applications, and forced governments to use emergency powers to access health data.
07 Aout 2020, Wired
This focus of Reviews, Perspectives and comments considers the myriad ways in which digital…….Read more >>>
DNA tests are cheap and ubiquitous. For some donor-conceived people, they can unearth long-buried truths about their ancestry—and lead to unorthodox reunions.
07 Juillet 2020, Wired
JEFF JOHNSON WAS in a hurry. His lunch break was nearing its end, and he needed to catch the 6 train back to Union Square, where he worked an entry-level job at the publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He flew down the stairs to the subterranean clinic on New York’s Upper East Side, into a Bond-chic windowless cave of an office. He greeted the nurse—lab technician?—he wasn’t sure which, and ducked into an exam room stocked with straight pornography he wouldn’t use….Read more >>>
A major data breach shows genetic information is vulnerable to attack
30 Juillet 2020, OneZero
Onthe morning of July 19, hackers accessed the online DNA database GED match and temporarily allowed police to search the profiles of more than 1 million users that were previously not accessible to law enforcement. GEDmatch is a genealogy tool that allows users to upload their DNA profiles generated from genetic testing services…Read more >>>
The MedCo system aims to facilitate medical research on pathologies — such as cancer and infectious diseases — by enabling secure computations on decentralized data. The unique software has recently been deployed at three Swiss hospitals.
02 April 2020, EPFL News
“The opportunity to query decentralized databases securely, while eliminating the possibility of identifying patients, is an important lever for accelerating university clinical research…Read more >>>
Experts say information sold on by Department of Health and Social Care can be traced back to individual medical records
08 February 2020, The Guardian
Popular health websites are sharing private, personal medical data with big tech companies, according to an investigation The genetic data will be added to an FBI database for violent criminals
08 Janvier 2020, One Zero Medium
This week, the United States government will begin collecting DNA samples from thousands of people detained by immigration officials…Read more >>>
While Americans think consumer tech is driving more connected relationships with their providers, they also see voice technology and AI with a skeptical eye.
08 Janvier 2020, Healthcare IT News
Despite the push towards healthcare digitalization and the rise of personal medical devices, just 38 percent of Americans believe proper safeguards are in place to protect their personal health data…Read more >>>