Publishing Personal Genomes


I heard about this on the radio a week or so ago and ever since have been wondering if I should sign up. Take a look here or click on the logo below.  

personal genome

So the idea here is that you volunteer lots of information about yourself including medical details and that includes, it would seem, your personal genome. This  then creates a vast amount of data (‘big data’) that can be mined and manipulated to help solve some of the big medical questions that are being asked.

A noble cause but it would mean that a lot of information about yourself could be available to a large number of people. It’s not intended to be used to identify individuals but due to the amount of information gathered it is likely to be an easy task for anybody who is that way inclined.

I’m in a quandary…


About dnadba

I work with databases and stuff
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