Although, in recent years’ significant advances in medical genetics in diagnosing and treating illness have created new opportunities for communities. However, it has brought its own ethical challenges. One of these crucial ethical challenges is the issue of protecting the privacy of individuals, which has been widely debated due to its high impact on the patient and family members. Regarding the medical information centralization and access to this information through a computer, the researchers, and practitioners in this field always have a concern about access to genetic information by not-qualified persons. That’s why today, collection, and protection are the most challenging problem, to prevent misuse by people, organizations, and governments.
Now Shivom, a blockchain-based genomic data hub, two days ago recognized complete ownership of DNA donors and to facilitating ethical DNA research, announced the lunch of cryptocurrency reward to provide genomic data.
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