Forget genetic privacy—DNA should be open-source

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Credit: Popular Science Magazine

No one’s DNA has ever been private, writes Pop Sci’s Erin Biba—we spray it everywhere when our skin cells slough off. Yet archaic DNA privacy restrictions prevent scientists from sharing sequences and developing large-scale genome databases for research. Being more open with our genetic information would allow scientists to understand how illnesses and drugs behave differently from person to person, ushering in a new era of personalized medicine.

Read the full article here: Don’t Be Afraid Of Your DNA

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