Future of Genetic Privacy

May 3, 2014 • Tech, Video

Troubling story from the Verge:

BioGenFutures, a new company-cum-art-project launched by information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, hopes to bring DNA surveillance back to the fore. The company just announced a product it calls “Invisible,” which endeavors to make it harder for authorities to trace left-behind DNA evidence back to people.

Back in 2012, Dewey-Hagborg premiered “Stranger Visions” at New York City’s Eyebeam lab. At the time, that project focused on how the physical traces we leave behind in everyday spaces — saliva, skin, and hair follicles — can becomes liabilities if regulations aren’t put in place to restrict how that genetic data is mined… “Invisible” expands on that work by imagining a future wherein discrimination based on genetics is an everyday fear.

Invisible from biogenfutures on Vimeo.

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Source: The Verge

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