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EPFL software mines rich medical data while keeping it secure

MedCo is the first operational system to protect sensitive patient data – including genetic information – so that it can be used collectively for crucial medical research

12 March 2019, EPFL News

Using the MedCo system, authorized researchers will be able to explore data from multiple sources like hospitals based on clinical and genetic criteria without compromising patient privacy. …Read more >>> 



How to Delete Your Data From 23andMe, Ancestry, and Other Sites

Worried about your privacy after taking an at-home DNA test? Here’s what you should know and what you can do.

29 January 2019, Consumer Reports

If you’ve sent a DNA sample such as a tube of spit to 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, or one of the many other companies that offer direct-to-consumer genetic testing, you’ve sent them the essential info…Read more >>> 




Everyday people can now map their genomes and maybe keep their privacy

For the first time, a company is offering a direct-to-consumer tool that can map out a person’s entire genome.

17 November 2018,

The service, which is run by Nebula Genomics, is a double-edged sword, though. On the one hand it can help a person search through a broad array of their genetic code to find disease-related genes. On the other, the company faces the herculean task…Read more >>>

How to Identify Almost Anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

New techniques that dig more deeply into genetic databases may soon make the anonymity of their customers’ DNA impossible to safeguard

11 October 2018, Scientific American

Researchers are becoming so adept at mining information from genealogical, medical and police genetic databases that it is becoming difficult to protect anyone’s privacy…Read more >>>

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

16 June 2018, CNBC

Genetics testing companies, like Veritas Genetics, Ancestry and 23andMe, are providing consumers with an unprecedented level of access to their personal genome; Privacy risks are not well understood by consumers; Law enforcement and the federal government can pressure these companies to share your DNA…Read more >>>