GenomeWeb: Despite Hype, Blockchain Remains Mostly Theoretical in Precision Medicine

EncrypGen, a startup from Coral Springs, Florida, launched in May at the annual Bio-IT World conference in Boston. That company is getting ready to beta test a blockchain-based system to allow patients to store and share genomic data through what it calls a “gene-chain.” full article here.

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Wired: Encrypt genomic data to enhance privacy

This is the dilemma at the heart of precision medicine: It requires people to give up some of their privacy in service of the greater scientific good. To completely eliminate the risk of outing an individual based on their DNA records, you’d have to strip it of the same identifying details that make it scientifically […]

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Gene-Chain Update, August 2, 2017

We’ve been sorting things out since our very successful token sale. It has put us in a fine position for growth. We currently are facing still two major transoms we need to cross: 1) getting the token listed on an exchange, and 2) selling our first beta-deployment. We are working non-stop on both,  however. We […]

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Encrypgen Update, July 6, 2017

We’ve been super busy at Encrypgen on a number of fronts. Maurizio and Gianni are finalizing wallets, their functionality, and the explorer for our multichain-based token, which we are calling DNA. We have also had a number of new developments on the business front, including an agreement to partner with Multichain, the amazing platform that […]

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Weekly Update, June 20, 2017

We are moving swiftly but deliberately to get the Gene-Chain up and running. While we have run it successfully on our experimental nodes and in demos for prospective customers, we are looking still for that first customer to purchase a license and install a beta-deployment. We are close. These past two weeks have brought us […]

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The Economics of the Gene-Chain

We think the Gene-Chain is revolutionary. Not just because it is blockchaining genomic data, which is pretty cool, but also because it creates an entirely new type of marketplace, with a new type of commodity, and its own currency for exchange. It does this to empower people.  Scientists, researchers, and companies, of course, are empowered by […]

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[THINK PROGRESS] Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives

A word to the wise: Read the complete terms of service. Don’t use the AncestryDNA testing service without actually reading the Ancestry.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. According to these legal contracts, you still own your DNA, but so does Ancestry.com. The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. […]

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[NY TIMES] Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere. The attacks amounted to an audacious […]

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