The faces here, which look a bit like video game avatars, are actually portraits drawn from DNA. Each rendering was created by plugging an individual genetic profile into a predictive tool created by Mark D. Shriver, a professor of anthropology and genetics at Penn State University

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A new paper lists 10 situations when it’s justified

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Electronic health records present a number of new risks to patient privacy – risks that are compounded by mobile access

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Glass and Privacy

August 2, 2013

Google Glass is coming. What are the privacy implications of a world filled with wearable computers

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Our Michelle Huckaby Lewis comments on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel’ an op-ed by Rebecca Skloot

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Berman Institute’s Dan O’Connor, in a CNN op-ed, argues that surrogates mustn’t be forced; they have right to end or carry out pregnancies

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills

January 23, 2013

Should those facing massive medical debts be encouraged to polish and present their saddest stories in a sort of online version of ‘Queen For a Day’?

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Public Perception, Obesity and the Health of Politicians

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