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The Path Forward for DNA Data

Boddington, P   Hawkins, N   Heeney, C   De Vries, J   Kaye, J

Science   322 (5905) 1186-1187

DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5905.1186c

November 2008

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/322/5905/1186.3

The possibility that individuals may be identifiable in pools of DNA data appears to have come as a surprise to researchers and funding bodies (News of the Week, “Whole-genome data not anonymous, challenging assumptions”, J. Couzin, 5 September, p. 1278). But these concerns could have been foreseen by those directing open-access policies, especially given the rapid and unpredictable pace of technological change in genomics research.