Genetic Database to Be Created in UKAdded: Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Advocates expressed concerns over a £100 million project that will see DNA information of 100,000 cancer patients mapped out in a database. Big Brother Watch has called the plan “wholly wrong”. In the meanwhile, David Cameron promised that the plans will be worked on over the next 5 years to finally hold the genetic details of every UK citizen.
According to the Prime Minister, this move will push the boundaries of science and allow genetic sequencing by unlocking the power of DNA information. However, the UK’s genome plan has also raised some concerns that the information could be used to create commercial deals with such entities as drug firms. People also fear that people having access to the database might use the genetic codes in order to identify and track everyone on it, as well as their relatives.
The Prime Minister’s office also promised that the genome sequencing would be entirely voluntary and the patients will have a choice to opt out without affecting their NHS care.
While the Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition has faced criticism that it’s dismantling the NHS to an outstanding extent, the Prime Minister said the £100 million funding will come from existing NHS budgets. This money will initially be spent on training scientists and creating secure systems to process the data.
According to privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, the NHS shouldn’t be treated as a government asset, but rather details of people’s illnesses, treatments and hugely personal data. They believe that if private companies want access to medical records, they should ask permission, because it is entirely wrong for this to be an opt-out scheme: everyone can see the implications for privacy. Apparently, assurances of anonymity have been demonstrated to be hollow in other states, so it’s just a matter of time before insurance or marketing companies try to make use of this information.
Despite the outfit has made assurances that the information would be absolutely anonymized before it’s stored, it warned that the government has to listen to a range of opinions, including patient and privacy outfits, in order to prevent policy being introduced just to appease large pharmaceutical firms. They aren’t sure that this policy has fully taken into consideration the real privacy concerns sharing large volumes of patient data entails.
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Friday, December 28th, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-28 17:27:17)|
|So you now understand the term, "NO DOWNLOADS" ?|
Should we at least service a libray with 1kilobyte size files to make things, tangable. No. The Internet finds a future where it's "LIVE" state is challeged by a sensibale hosting library system. Removing the possible personal interaction promting, "what could go wrong will."
Let's prepair for that. I opt for NO DOWNLOADS.
How about you ? Still on your mates hijacking page making him rich ?
|They can have my Genes there all skid marks anyway's.|
|The Genome was mapped years ago and whilst taking cancer patient DNA may prove efficacious the same cannot be said for genetically fingerprinting every citizen and is wholly wrong to the tenth power it is a breach of privacy and human rights,even suspected criminals only have their DNA on record for 1 year and to apply this to every man,woman and child is big brother gone mad,I reserve the right not to have my DNA in their database and if such occurs against my wishes then they will find a law suit winging its way to them.|
|This will be an unmitigated disaster, because it involves two of the most incompetent protagonists in the world; the NHS and the Government. It's absolutely disgusting that we will see 100 million pounds wasted on a scheme that will ultimately fail before its even started. They will also increase the cost to more like 200 million pounds before announcing that it will not go ahead, watch this space.|
The politicians and top NHS muppets should be responsible for this failure and abuse of civil rights and be made to pay every penny back out of their own pockets.
|One has to ask what method they are going to use to canvass the public in this regard since 66 million people in the UK are we given to understand if assent is not given it will not be done or are we to face another Facebook type travesty where it will be done regardless and despite huge numbers who vote or have attempted to vote it will go ahead regardless.|
|Use the money to train more doctors and nurses since Tony Blair`s government answer was to import them from the Philippines and at twice the cost of UK nurses which virtually bankrupted the NHS to start with,there is stirling work being done in Cancer research at Southampton but non cancer DNA is redundant in tests unless as a control and so any will do not selectively choosing across 66 million samples.|
|posted by (2012-12-29 03:33:21)|
|why dont they just save the 100 million and release the cures for cancer that they have known for years .....its about time they stop telling lies to get these big companies rich of the sick and dying and release to the public the known cures that are out there if you just look them up and dont believe whats on tv..|
|Prepare the Cloning Vats!...|
|posted by (2012-12-29 13:56:15)|
|all the more reason for taking dna samples at birth.imo........................hb.|
|posted by (2012-12-30 09:07:34)|
|"I reserve the right not to have my DNA in their database and if such occurs against my wishes then they will find a law suit winging its way to them."|
Funny how, if you sue the government and win, you just screw your fellow taxpayers. The politicians who pass these ridiculous laws are always immune to the consequences. If the lawsuit involves enough people, the PM just throws up his hands on national TV and says "We don't have the money!" The rest comes out of you and your fellow taxpayers. Case in point: see Canada's HIV-tainted blood scandal.
Anyway, this is just another nail in the coffin of a once mighty empire. Britain: you're done. DONE.
|posted by (2012-12-30 11:05:45)|
|the introduction of all countries citizens dna would in my opinion reduce such beastly crimes as rape,reduce all crime due to fear of leaving traceable dna at crime|
scenes.it may seem a bit invasive to start with but the rewards far outstrip the objections.we all are numbers on some database or other.....tax,medical,dental.
i am strongly in favour of dna database...................hb.
|This is cool, but I still like to keep my beer in the fridge.|
|"This money will initially be spent on training scientists and creating secure systems to process the data."|
creating secure systems to process the data ...... secure systems!!! ... PLEASE .....
|posted by (2013-01-02 04:19:53)|
|@o2david: um...wrong discussion?|
this sound more like an attempt to LOW JACKING.
|posted by (2013-01-03 01:52:10)|
|"i am strongly in favour of dna database"|
I guess you haven't seen Gattaca, then. Or heard of the STASI.
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