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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz

By Bob Grant | September 22, 2015

The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.

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Researchers, Hire Hackers

By Zeke Nierenberg and Martina Steurer-Muller | May 1, 2013

Clinical researchers need programming support to streamline their work, minimize error in the data, and find new trends that can point to better treatments.

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Opinion: Text Mining in the Clinic

By Min Song | April 1, 2013

Despite increasing use of electronic medical records, much patient data remains in text form, requiring text-mining techniques to make full use of patient information.

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British Health Open for Research

By Jef Akst | September 12, 2012

Giving researchers access to the health records of 52 million people in England could prove invaluable to biomedical scientists.

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