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Clinical Epigenetics

, 7:45

First Online: 18 April 2015Received: 19 January 2015Accepted: 06 April 2015

Abstract

In this letter to the editor, we respond to the recent publication by Philibert et al. Methylation array data can simultaneously identify individuals and convey protected health information: an unrecognized ethical concern Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:28. Further discussion of the issues raised by the risk of re-identification of epigenetic methylation data is needed, and a more nuanced approach should be taken with respect to its implications for data sharing policy than the one provided.

KeywordsPrivacy Data sharing Epigenome Policy AbbreviationsHIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IHECInternational Human Epigenome Consortium

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Autor: Yann Joly - Stephanie OM Dyke - Warren A Cheung - Mark A Rothstein - Tomi Pastinen

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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