Search Results : GEDMatch

May 312019
 May 31, 2019  Posted by  Govt, U.S.

Stephanie Goldberg reports: As genetic testing gains popularity both at home and in the doctor’s office, gaps in privacy protections are becoming more apparent. Existing restrictions are full of loopholes. Federal law prevents genetic discrimination by health insurance companies and employers, but it doesn’t prevent other insurers—including those selling life [Read More…]

Mar 192019
 March 19, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Nila Bala writes about an issue generating more discussion and debate.  Could publishing a criminal suspect’s DNA in an open-source database create problems for innocent people? Could there be mistakes? What happens after the suspect — who usually isn’t involved a dramatically serious crime like serial killing, etc., is released [Read More…]