Be prepared for the big genome leak

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Image: Maggie Bartlett/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

The following is an excerpt.

Most people in the United States could soon know someone whose genome is held in a research database. Concerns are growing about our ability to properly control access to that information. Also growing among some scientists is the feeling that restricting access to genomic data fetters research. How long will it be until an idealistic and technically literate researcher deliberately releases genome and trait information publicly in the name of open science?

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