Why DNA privacy should not be on your radar today

By rickColosimo / January 22, 2013 /

The NYT headline, “Web Hunt for DNA Sequences Leaves Privacy Compromised,” blows this out of proportion.   Wired’s article “Scientists Discover How to Identify People From ‘Anonymous’ Genomes” is only slightly more helpful. The key issue here is not that the DNA sequence of the participants itself was itself a magic fingerprint, but that when that information…

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