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Bioethics Panel Urges Gene Privacy Protections

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October 11, 2012
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It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future.


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