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New encryption technique promises to keep your genetic data secure – for now

Our genetic codes — the string of nucleotide “letters” that comprise our genomes — contain information about which diseases we may be susceptible to, or, what health conditions we have a predisposition for. However, this information is not absolute……

Sale of personal gene data condemned as ‘unethical and dangerous’

Critics say companies could acquire personal information that would identify NHS patients without their consent Private firms will soon be able to buy people’s medical and genetic data without their consent and, in certain cases, acquire personal information that might enable them to identify individuals. The revelation, which contradicts government…