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Comment Personal Genome Project blog post on this issue (Score 1) 58 58

George Church's "Personal Genome Project" has, from it's very beginning, acknowledged the possibility of this kind of exposure. In fact, you can't participate in the project without signing a consent form that makes this explicit. From their website:

http://blog.personalgenomes.org/2013/01/17/genome-re-identification-in-the-news/

"Since its founding, the Personal Genome Project has only accepted participants who understand and acknowledge re-identification as a potential risk. This “open consent” approach arose from our argument that privacy may be over-promised and that re-identification is increasingly possible as technology advances."

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