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Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere
Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Brings Scrutiny to Surgisphere

Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.

Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study.

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Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
John D. Loike, Ruth L. Fischbach | Apr 16, 2020
If governments were to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to manage who can re-enter the workplace, society must accept a sacrifice of privacy.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Dec 31, 2018
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 | Sep 30, 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.