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In a review article, George Church says that people might be better off forgetting about privacy in the new era of personal genomics. At his Genetic Future blog, Daniel MacArthur summarizes Church's piece, which appears in Nature Reviews Genetics, saying that a new paradigm for research has arrived and that "research participants must learn to accept the fact that the privacy of their genetic and health information cannot be guaranteed."

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