Genome on the Go

A new smartphone app lets users carry around an encrypted version of their genome, reports the New Scientist. "A digitised genome reveals a treasure trove of very personal data as well as information about your siblings and current or future progeny," developer Emiliano De Cristofaro tells the New Scientist. "However, these wonderful advances and prospects are rife with serious privacy risks."

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