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Can you trust Facebook with your genetic code?

| October 8, 2013

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We share everything on Facebook: our family photos, intimate thoughts, relationship woes.

Some of us even post our DNA.

Thousands of Americans are sharing results of genealogy tests on social media sites like Facebook, even posting their entire genome on GitHub and GenomesUnzipped.

But is it safe for patients to share DNA with a private company and then post test results on the Internet? That’s not so clear.

Read the full, original story here: Can you trust Facebook with your genetic code?

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