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Secured With Noise

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

The Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act would ensure that federally funded researchers can't reveal genetic data that can identify study participants.

There You Are

With a few queries, Stanford researchers show that individuals can be identified in beacon networks.

Bill Maris, a managing partner at Google Ventures, argues that genetic information needs to be shared and isn't private anyway, Bloomberg Business reports.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two bioethics policy advocacy groups have teamed to create a resource to educate the public in California about genetic privacy rights that citizens have under the law.

Like many other omics-based research projects, the Personal Genome Project aims to get a better understanding of the genetic bases for disease and a desire to use that knowledge to improve public health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – California will once again consider legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized collection of a person's genetic information.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers from the Whitehead Institute and their collaborators have published a study in Science that shows it is possible to

This article has been updated to clarify comments from Anya Prince of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. The article inaccurately cited Prince as stating that some states mandate coverage for BRCA testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – California lawmakers are considering a new proposal that would address concerns about keeping genetic information private by making it illegal to analyze, share, or store an individual's genetic information without that person's written consent.


Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.

In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.