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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.

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.

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In Science this week: intellectual property landscape of CRISPR genome editing, and more.

A researcher has been convicted of conspiring to steal genetically engineered rice, Reuters reports.

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

Intel is ending its sponsorship of the International Science and Engineering Fair, the New York Times reports.