genetic data

Whole genome sequencing: patient privacy back in focus

Individual and patient privacy concerns have come back into focus with a recent ruling from a US court allowing police access to all patient records in a gene sequencing database of some 1.3million individuals owned by the company GEDmatch. The legal warrant overrides individual privacy selections made when providing their DNA sample to the database …

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Simplify Gene Transcript Selection Using MANE Transcripts

For many genes, choosing the most optimal transcript for a specific analysis is a complex task. This is due to two main factors. Firstly, the frequently large number of transcripts listed for a certain gene, and also because gene browsers are inconsistent in the definition of which transcripts are considered to be “default”. NCBI (RefSeq) …

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