A study published in the PLoS One journal analyzed different groups’ views toward genetic privacy, The Verge reports. Researchers asked the general public, professionals and patients about their feelings toward the topic. Study author Ellen Clayton said many respondents were concerned about genetic privacy; however, the answers varied when participants were asked about data sharing with third parties. The researchers discovered patients were more interested in contributing to the cure of a disease rather than maintaining control over their information. “To get insight into how people actually feel, it’s important to ask them what particular outcomes they’re worried about,” Clayton said.
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