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


One Response to “Court to hear argument on the privacy implications of "junk" DNA databases”

  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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