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Your DNA can now be pulled from thin air. Privacy experts are worried

By Elizabeth Anne Brown

15 May 2023 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

Scientists use methods to detect invasive species and track wildlife populations. The NYT looks at how the same methods can pull human DNA out of the environment and explores the consequences of this.

(Science Times)

David Duffy, a wildlife geneticist at the University of Florida, just wanted a better way to track disease in sea turtles. Then he started finding human DNA everywhere he looked.

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