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Opinion: Public Data, Private Concerns

By | May 20, 2015

Research participants aren’t always clear on open data policies when consenting to studies.

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Microbiome Fingerprints

By | May 11, 2015

Researchers identify people by the unique combinations of microbes found in and on their bodies.

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Judge Wants Info on PubPeer Commenter

By | March 23, 2015

In a defamation lawsuit involving anonymous comments on the post-publication peer review website, a judge requests potentially identifying information.

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Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private

By | April 22, 2014

Judges rule that climate scientist Michael Mann’s communications are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Funders Fight Re-Identification

By | March 25, 2014

Four UK research funding agencies firm up their stance against deliberate attempts by researchers to re-identify supposedly anonymous study participants.

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Proceed with Caution

By | October 1, 2013

While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.

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Debating Bioethics Openly

By | July 1, 2013

Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.

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“Anonymous” Genomes Identified

By | May 3, 2013

The names and addresses of people participating in the Personal Genome Project can be easily tracked down despite such data being left off their online profiles.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Privacy and the HeLa Genome

By | March 26, 2013

European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.

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