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DNA Database Could Help Predict Your Disease

And then get you fired. The benefits of such a system seem obvious. Algorithms would piece together clues from doctor, hospital and drugstore claims, as well as other information such as social media postings, and alert physicians if it appears that a patient is at greater risk of a disease or a chronic condition. But questions remain about safeguarding people’s privacy and how such information might be used

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