Genetics

Scientists explore safeguards for genomic data privacy

By now the general public has become aware that mobile phone applications, bank security systems and credit card databases are not immune to vulnerabilities; information thefts happen. Some computer scientists now say it's ...

Neuroscience

Crowd-sourcing optogenetics data to tackle neurological diseases

Around the world, some 50 million people have epilepsy, with more than 3 million in the United States alone. It's one of the most common neurological diseases globally, characterized by recurrent seizures in part or all of ...

Genetics

Lack of awareness of the sensitivity of DNA data

In both ethical and scientific respects, Roma population groups are treated inappropriately in DNA databases and in genetic studies—potentially with consequences for investigations that draw on forensic genetic databases: ...

Genetics

Hobbyist DNA services may be open to genetic hacking

Online services that allow users to upload their genetic information, research genealogy and find lost relatives may be vulnerable to a sort of genetic hacking, according to two geneticists at the University of California, ...

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