Whole Genome Sequencing: Privacy and Security in an Era of Genomic Advancements

Over the course of less than a decade, whole genome sequencing has progressed from being one of our nations boldest scientific aspirations to becoming a readily available technique for determining the complete sequence of an individuals deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) -- that persons unique genetic blueprint. This book focuses on the privacy and progress in whole genome sequencing; and provides a scientific background for policymakers in genetic testing.