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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