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MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
Catherine Offord | Jun 6, 2018
A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018
Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
Catherine Offord | Sep 11, 2017
The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Apr 1, 2017
Eugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more
Speaking of Science
Staff | Dec 1, 2015
December 2015's selection of notable quotes
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Kate Yandell | May 11, 2015
Researchers identify people by the unique combinations of microbes found in and on their bodies.
NIH Issues Genomic Data Sharing Rules
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 28, 2014
Updated guidelines expand upon existing policy to include more kinds of data.
Funders Fight Re-Identification
Tracy Vence | Mar 25, 2014
Four UK research funding agencies firm up their stance against deliberate attempts by researchers to re-identify supposedly anonymous study participants.
Proceed with Caution
Mark Gerstein and Dov Greenbaum | Oct 1, 2013
While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.