Genetic information traceable — Are we surprised?

No, but Iwas surprised to see this post here. Be careful if you have multiple blogs. I was trying to post this on Boston Health news but I was signed in as TR201.

From the Globe’s science blog:

A team of Cambridge scientists reported Thursday that they used Internet searches and genealogy websites to discern the names of nearly 50 people who had anonymously provided genetic samples listed in a publicly-accessible research database, demonstrating that like credit card and bank account numbers, genetic information is vulnerable to hacking.

More here from Whitehead. 

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