Last week I was at the National Cancer Institute Think Tank on the Identifiability of Genomic Data and Biospecimens, a gathering of a few dozen people aimed at hashing out how human tissue and genomic
I had a physical last week and I am fortunate: I seem to be in pretty good health overall. But even if I weren’t, I would be grateful that my health care provider is forward-thinking
Sixty-one percent of my fellow North Carolinians think that homosexuals should not have the right to get married or form civil partnerships. Never mind that gay marriage was already illegal in the Tar Heel State.
In a remarkable paper in Cell, Stanford geneticist Mike Snyder and colleagues performed a number of detailed “omic” analyses on…Mike Snyder. And his mother. He spoke about the project to Genome Biology. And would you
The gang at Genomes Unzipped is publishing their genome data (subscription) and its members are bringing their considerable analytical skills to bear: “We hope that by sharing our experiences and publishing our data, people will
We were discussing the current state of protection for human research subjects that have been deidentified. Mark Rothstein believes we need to do more to protect them. I think that that’s a laudable goal, but
In the September issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, Mark Rothstein asks, “Is Deidentification Sufficient to Protect Health Privacy in Research?” Before we get to that, a little explanation: Under the current US system,