Court to hear argument on the privacy implications of "junk" DNA databases

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  1. Luther Blissett says:

    Cory, pretty please with sugar on top (and with fresh raspberries, if you like) keep reporting on this one. Even if noone dropped a comment (yet). This is extremly significant both from a scientific as from a privacy POV. Non-coding sequences and DNA-ID stuff matters. Trouble is, it’s still very much science fiction for the most of our congeners to imagine a tricorder. But so was cheap and fast sequencing to lab staff some 10 yrs ago. Nowadays, I get spam (SPAM!) nearly every day which promises me fast and reliable sequencing, and the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencer can be plugged to a USB port. I say, the future is here to stay.

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