Joe Cadillic addresses head-on a concern I’ve had:
If you thought sending your DNA to for-profit DNA companies was a bad idea, boy do I have bad news for you.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) is building a 1 million person DNA database of immigrant children, prisoners and adults, claiming that it will help them study diseases.
NIH’s “All of Us Research Program” (AoURP) will make corporate DNA databases look like a drop in the bucket.
“NIH’s program will involve populations traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research who have exceptionally high mobility, including migrant workers, the homeless, and gender and sexual minorities.”
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