Tuesday, December 3, 2019
As genomic research continues there have been many who want to protect peoples personal data. Many countries have plans to build DNA databases and China is in the spotlight as they are generally seen as oppressive. The government announced a plan to store 100,000 peoples DNA from across China, but other programs in the country are already being used to oppress the Muslim minority. Doesn't really help that a US based company is helping all of this get established.
Since we recently touched on genomic privacy during lecture I figured it would be a good idea to review scenarios currently going on. As this field advances it provides more benefits, but also seems to provide many more opportunities to abuse people's information in various ways.