Research conducted by Stanford biologists on genetic markers could have privacy implications, The Stanford Daily reports. The biologists discovered a limited selection of an individual's genetic information could be used to predict the contents of their DNA. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used genetic markers in the past to identify people of interest. Stanford Professor of Biology and senior author of the research Noah Rosenberg expressed privacy issues surrounding the research. Rosenberg said if different genetic markers from the same person are recorded in different databases, it increases the likelihood of the disclosure of their genetic information. Genetic systems with the new markers could be used to match up with markers in the older system, as well.
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