Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Evolving approaches to the ethical management of genomic data

Continuing our discussion on the ethics of obtaining genomic data, I am posting this review from Trends in Genetics.  Even when an individual’s name is stripped of his genomic data, there are still many ways to re-identify this individual.  Obtaining the permission of an individual to use his DNA doesn’t cut it for ethical protocol.  Plummeting costs to sequence entire genomes and the wide availability of genomic data makes this issue much more challenging. 

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