US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA

The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.

The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.

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The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Jan 1, 2019
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
“Co-op” Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
“Co-op” Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
Shawna Williams | Dec 7, 2018
LunaDNA receives Securities and Exchange Commission approval to treat the data as currency.
Hackers Are Breaking into Medical Databases to Protect Patient Data
Hackers Are Breaking into Medical Databases to Protect Patient Data
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
Agencies such as the NIH reward the discovery of vulnerabilities in their computer systems—before criminals can exploit them.
MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
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
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.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
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. 
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
December 2015's selection of notable quotes
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Ruth Williams | Oct 29, 2015
Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.