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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity It was AncestryDNA’s customer-service rep who had to break the news to Catherine St Clair. For her part, St Clair thought she was inquiring about a technical glitch. Her brother—the brother who along with three other siblings had...
Why a DNA data breach is much worse than a credit card leak

Why a DNA data breach is much worse than a credit card leak

Why a DNA data breach is much worse than a credit card leak This week, DNA testing service MyHeritage revealed that hackers had breached 92 million of its accounts. Though the hackers only accessed encrypted emails and passwords — so they never reached the actual...

Future of Cyber Attacks: DNA-Based Malware!

Future of Cyber Attacks: DNA-Based Malware! Could your DNA be used as a vector for attack on devices and networks? The short answer is yes, kind of. As the line blurs everyday between science fiction and reality the incidents of security breaches are becoming more...

Amazing DNA tool gives cops a new way to crack cold cases

DNA fingerprinting brought a revolution in criminal investigations by giving law enforcement officers a reliable tool for linking crimes to known suspects or to individuals listed in criminal databases. But imagine if DNA could also be used to generate a police sketch...

Scientists create 1st bacteria strain from man-made DNA

Image via Wikipedia Although this particular strain of bacteria is unlikely to harm anyone, things are going to start heating up.  This is the first time ever that we’ve been able to create new DNA and embed it in a bacterium.  Mark this as the beginning of a...