bioethics http://kbia.org en Surreptitious genome sequencing could come from discarded coffee cups http://kbia.org/post/surreptitious-genome-sequencing-could-come-discarded-coffee-cups <p>A federal panel is calling for stronger privacy protections for human genetic data.</p><p>In a report out Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said “whole genome sequencing” — which provides a unique blueprint of each person’s DNA — holds great promise for advancing medical research and clinical care.</p><p>But the Commission said genetic data can also be misused and need to be adequately protected.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:11:40 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 22744 at http://kbia.org Surreptitious genome sequencing could come from discarded coffee cups