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Scientists show genetic privacy of research participants is at risk

kcurtis (311610) writes | about a year and a half ago

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kcurtis (311610) writes "According to a Boston Globe Article, team of Cambridge scientists reported Thursday that they used Internet searches and genealogy websites to discern the names of nearly 50 people who had anonymously provided genetic samples listed in a publicly-accessible research database, demonstrating that like credit card and bank account numbers, genetic information is vulnerable to hacking."
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