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 identify research study participants from de-identified genetic data.

The researchers identified nearly 50 men and women who had submitted samples and had their genomes sequenced for a study done by the Center for the Study of Human Polymorphisms (CEPH).

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

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