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Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
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Live Chat: Do You Have a Right to Your Personal Data?
28 January 2014 9:15 am
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Every day, people around the world subject themselves to tests, contributing data for research studies, clinical diagnoses, and care. But should donors have access to their raw data? What right, for example, should a donor have to download the raw output from a genetic screen of her saliva? As technology allows more people to access more information and makes tests once found only in expensive laboratories available and affordable from companies, should we worry about information overload triggering uninformed decisions from consumers? Or is more data always a good thing?
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