Ups and Downs

DNA sequencing has the potential to help guide cancer therapies and stave off diseases like diabetes, writes Emma Keller at the Guardian. At the same time, she says, the data it produces could be abused. "As we clamor about the loss of our privacy in the age of the internet and NSA eavesdropping, it's worth considering another aspect of public record keeping," she says.

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