genetic privacy

MyHeritage experienced a data breach in which all of its users' email addresses were exposed, according to Stat News.

Consent — and the right to withdraw it — underlies the EU's newly effective General Data Protection Regulation for researchers in Europe and beyond.

New York Senator Charles Schumer cautions that genetic testing companies could sell consumers' genetic data, the New York Post reports.

Keep It Secret

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Stanford University researchers have adapted a cryptographic technique for use in genomic analysis.

Parent firm Gene by Gene calls the law "brief and vague" and is pushing for ancestry testing to be exempt from the provision of the genetic privacy statute.

The Canadian government is asking for the constitutionality of the country's new anti-genetic discrimination law to be assessed, Bloomberg BNA reports.

For All the 'Mutants'

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

This iteration of the contest focused on stronger security for beacon queries, secure patient matching, and computing on encrypted genomes in the cloud.

Secured With Noise

A trio of researchers presents a differential privacy approach to protect people with data in genomic databases, Nature News reports.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.