Thursday, January 12, 2006

Identity Theft: What if you lose your genome?


Israeli researchers are investigating techniques to encapsulate an individual's entire genome on a computer swipeable card. This idea isn't a new one, and your individual genetic sequence isn't going to be showing up on a specially-issued AmEx card anytime soon.

Still, if you thought losing your wallet was bad before, imagine what identity theft will be like when your wallet contains literally every piece of (genetic) information about you...

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