Pediatric epigenetic clocks have the potential to accurately assess biological age. However, possible applications in law enforcement and immigration raise ethical issues.
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.