Iceland denies DNA data mining of country’s genealogical records

The following is an excerpt.

deCODE Genetics, the company known for mining the DNA of Iceland’s population to find links between genes and diseases, has hit a snag. As Science reports in this week’s print issue, a national agency that oversees data privacy in Iceland has rejected a request from deCODE to allow it to apply computational methods to the country’s genealogical records to estimate the genotypes of 280,000 Icelanders who have never agreed to take part in the company’s research and link the data to hospital records.

Read the full story here: Pioneering Icelandic Genetics Company Denied Approval for Data-Mining Plan

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