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New NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
December 11, 2014 5:23 PM by Michael Jones
In the age of readily available genetic sequencing, the overabundance of data has been noted around the globe. As big data solutions become more common and diverse, the concept of data sharing has been a focal point of discussions regarding the future Read More...
Sunshine Act on Cloudy Finances
January 29, 2014 3:37 PM by Michael Jones
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, has already seen several new laws and regulatory measures introduced since its implementation, with many more soon to be on the horizon. One of these is the Sunshine Act, a law requiring public Read More...
The Data Pool
June 5, 2013 3:15 PM by Michael Jones
As genetic sequencing continues to become less expensive, more people are considering taking a closer look at their genes. The prospect of a deepening data pool has left researchers looking for different, more universal methods of information sharing. Read More...
In the Genes
March 27, 2013 4:40 PM by Michael Jones
The ethical implications of genetic sequencing are really only just beginning to be fully realized, and these questions continue to contribute to the growing debate over information provided by the human genome. A recent story from NPR chronicled Henrietta Read More...
Insurance and Genetic Testing
January 23, 2013 5:15 PM by Michael Jones
I've discussed the possibility of genetic discrimination before . As a matter of fact, there’s even a federal law prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage based on an applicant’s genetic code -- the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Read More...
Real Life Gattaca?
December 7, 2012 12:55 PM by Michael Jones
I remember studying genetics in high school biology and watching Gattaca (1997), which genuinely blew my mind. On its own, genome sequencing seemed like a concept that science ripped directly from the pages of fiction. I could barely wrap my mind around Read More...
From ‘Big Brother' to Hospital Debacle: A HIPAA Nightmare
April 12, 2012 8:06 AM by Valerie Newitt
Few Americans are aware that the TV hit "Big Brother" first debuted on Dutch television. The diminutive Netherlands has made some bold moves in television-land. For example, there was "De Grote Donorshow" ( The Big Donor Show ) broadcast in 2007. The Read More...


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