When DNA databases and behavioural genetics combine, your family's genes could play a role in criminal sentencing
A US judge has allowed police access to the major DNA database without users' consent (including Australian users). It's a timely reminder that we urgently need genetic privacy legislation.
When you share your genetic data – even with the NHS – you don't know where it will end up, or how it will be used.
The rapid growth of genetic testing and data-gathering could revolutionize health and medicine if governments work to protect people against privacy and societal risks.
Massive online DNA databases can be used as a resource to discover viruses -- even if the data had not been explicitly collected for that purpose.