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DNA database highlights need for new medical privacy protections

Relatively little attention was paid last year when President Obama called for creation of a database containing the DNA of a million volunteers as part of moves toward “precision medicine,” or tailoring healthcare to people’s individual needs. But to many in the healthcare field, Obama’s embrace...
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