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

by Slicebo (#42630829) Attached to: You Can Donate Your Genome For Medical Research, But Not Anonymously

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:

"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."

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.