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The identities of some volunteers who donate personal genome sequence data for research can be revealed using only publicly available information, researchers report in the 18 January issue of Science.

A few years ago, while working on the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School, Jason Bobe began to see a new outline for the future of biotech: The technologies were quickly getting more and more powerful, and less and less costly. It was only a matter of time before almost anyone with an interest could have DNA sequencing equipment in their own homes.