Geneticist on DNA privacy: Make it so people don’t care

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Worried that your genetic information could be revealed?  You should be, says Harvard geneticist George Church… But that’s no reason for anyone — researchers, subjects or family tree hobbyists — to avoid sharing their DNA with the world, he told The Times.  Church says that medical researchers, who depend on large public genome databases to investigate how genes influence disease and other key scientific questions, ought to embrace the new reality, “jump to the endgame … admit that it’s very challenging to promise anonymity, and make it so that people don’t care about it.” 

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