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Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy

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Oct 29 2015

"Anonymous patients whose DNA data is shared via a network of web servers—or beacons—set up by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health are at risk of being reidentified, according to a report published today (October 29) in The American Journal of Human Genetics. In it, researchers from Stanford University and their colleagues present recommendations for how security could be improved, but some scientists argue that any promise of DNA data privacy is probably a fallacy."