Gene Privacy

October 10, 2012 - 11:34 PM
In this image provided by the National Human Genome Research Institute, a NHGRI researcher monitors a DNA sequencing machine at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. A presidential commission says new protections to ensure the privacy of people's genetic information are critical if the nation is to realize the enormous medical potential of gene-mapping. (AP Photo/National Human Genome Research Institute, Maggie Bartlett)