Volunteers are needed to give researchers information about both their genotypes and their phenotypes when they are healthy and when they are sick, an editorial in Nature Genetics argues. And, it adds, there should be incentives to encourage participation as well as penalties for those who use such genetic and other linked data to discriminate against the volunteers.

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