Nebula Genomics would be the first ever company to offer anonymous genetic testing to its clients. Nebula users will now be able to purchase whole-genome sequencing and submit their sample without having to reveal any information about themselves such as name, address or credit card number.
The company is even suggesting a number of ways on how to remain anonymous while interacting with them.
Anonymous Genetic Testing Is A Revolution
Cryptocurrency payments together with other privacy-preserving approaches can enable anonymous genetic testing. This can eliminate several potential vulnerabilities individuals are exposed to when purchasing DNA testing services.
Most importantly, enabling individuals to remain anonymous would eliminate the dependence on data de-identification by personal genomics companies prior to data sharing with researchers.
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