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Consumer genomics companies are similar to Web 2.0 services and that similarity extends into the realm of privacy concerns, writes Deepak Singh on bbgm. For Web 2.0, consumer genomics, and the combination of them, Singh says that privacy is an illusion. "The moment you leave your footprint online, you are giving away some of your privacy. The moment you sign up for a genomic service, you are giving away some of your privacy," he writes.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

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