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Giving companies access to your gene testing results has consequences
7 January 2019, Bloomberg
Genomic testing also could reveal information about your family…Read more >>>
Foreign hackers have attempted to access the genetic blueprints of thousands of NHS patients
5 December 2018, The Telegraph U.K.
Leaders of Genomics England said they had fought off multiple cyber attacks on a flagship project to map the genes of a million people…Read more >>>
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, qz.com
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 >>>
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 >>>
10 September 2018, Fortune
Share your genetic information with a site like GEDMatch and you’re fully aware that you’re publicizing it. But what about using one of several DNA kits on the market today?…Read more >>>
31 July 2018, Gizmodo
Some of the top genomic-testing companies have agreed to abide by a new set of guidelines when sharing consumers’ DNA information with law enforcement and other third parties…Read more >>>
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 >>>
26 July 2018, Time
Consumer genetic testing company 23andMe announced on Wednesday that GlaxoSmithKline purchased a $300 million stake in the company, allowing the pharmaceutical giant to…Read more >>>
8 May 2018, Futurism
There’s a lot that we as a species could learn about ourselves by analyzing a crap-ton of people’s genomes. We could, for example, better understand how to treat health conditions with a genetic component, from cancer to depression…..Read more >>>
19 March 2018, benthamsgaze.org
In 2014, Harvard professor and geneticist George Church said: “‘Preserving your genetic material indefinitely’ is an interesting claim. The record for storage of non-living DNA is now 700,000 years….Read more >>>