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Stanford Researchers Question Adequacy of Genetic Privacy Protection

In a Policy Forum article in the July 9 issue of Science, Russ Altman and colleagues at Stanford University argued that unencumbered access to genomic data raises unforeseen privacy issues, and that current attempts to protect genetic data are inadequate.

“Nobody did a careful calculation to find whether ‘anonymous’ patients could be identified from this [genomic] data,” said Zhen Lin, a scientist in Altman’s lab who led the study, in a statement.

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