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FEB 17, 2013 - The Guardian

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Sale of personal gene data condemned as 'unethical and dangerous'

Critics say companies could acquire personal information that would identify NHS patients without their consentPrivate firms will soon be able to buy people's medical and genetic data without their consent and, in certain cases, acquire personal information that might enable them to identify individuals.The revelation, which contradicts government claims that such material would be completely anonymous, has raised fears that pharmaceutical firms and insurance companies will be able to determine the identities of people susceptible to particular diseases. It has prompted claims that ... Read More

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