Privacy Questions

As the UK is beginning to ramp up its 100,000 Genomes Project efforts, Edward Hockings and Lewis Coyne raise concerns about participant privacy in the Guardian.

The project aims to sequence the genomes of up to 100,000 people, particularly people with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and develop a database matching whole-genome sequences with clinical data.

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