In the News January 2013
Los Angeles Times,
--If your genome is public, so are you, researchers find
Using public websites, a team of researchers from the Whitehead Institute has uncovered the names of supposedly anonymous people who had their DNA analyzed for research purposes. Mildred Cho, professor of pediatrics, associate director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and principal investigator of the Stanford Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics, provides comment in this article, which also appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
Wall Street Journal,
--A little digging unmasks DNA donor names
A new study from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research casts doubt on the ability to maintain the privacy of DNA donors to scientific projects. Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, provides comment in this article.