Balancing data protection and research needs in the age of the GDPR

Scientific journals and funding bodies often require researchers to deposit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories in order to increase data sharing with the aim of enabling the reproducibility of new findings, as well as facilitating new discoveries. However, the introduction of new regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

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Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease

IMAGE: This hair-sized probe can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung. view more  Credit: Michael Tanner, Herriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists. The new technology could pave the way for accurate…

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Emma Dillon, Harry Fishbein

Emelia Preston Dillon and Harry Stone Fishbein were married June 15 at Ohana Family Camp in Post Mills, Vt. Jonathan E. Bos, a Universal Life minister who is a cousin of the bride, led a ceremony incorporating Jewish traditions. Ms. Dillon, 29, who goes by Emma, is a senior strategist at Mission Control, a Democratic…

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Amanda Neilan, Jason Beinstein

Amanda Clare Neilan and Jason Samuel Beinstein were married June 15 at the Senate Garage, an events space in Kingston, N.Y. Stuart B. Chernoff, a minister ordained by the Spiritual Humanist Church, performed a nondenominational ceremony. The bride, 29, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine. She graduated from Binghamton University, and received…

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Tracy Geltman, Jenifer Foote

Tracy Geltman and Jenifer Foote are to be married June 16 at the 91st Street Riverside Garden in New York. Suzanne Mondo, a retired justice of State Supreme Court in Kings County, is to officiate. Ms. Geltman (left), 38, is the chief operating officer of Stacey Mindich Productions, the producer of “Dear Evan Hansen” on…

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Abigail Orenstein, David Ash

Abigail Heather Orenstein and David Benjamin Ash were married June 15 at the Barn at Ridgeland Mansion, an events space in Philadelphia. Rabbi Seth Frisch officiated. The bride, 35, is a senior lecturer of the humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an adjunct professor of intellectual heritage at Temple, where she…

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Mary Keenan, Jesse Green

Mary Glenn Keenan and Jesse William Green were married June 15 at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York. The Rev. Matthew Moretz, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Green, 36, is a ballet master with the New York City Ballet. She previously danced with the New York City Ballet as a member…

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Could Donor #2065 Be My Father?

I found the envelope at 3 a.m. It was wedged into my mailbox at school, a packet the size of a large book. I didn’t normally check my mail after a late night editing The Alligator, the University of Florida student newspaper, but for some reason I made the detour. I pulled out the envelope…

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On the Doorstep With a Plea: Will You Support Medicare for All?

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Art Miller listened patiently as the stranger on his doorstep tried to sell him on the Medicare for All Act of 2019, the single-payer health care bill that has sharply divided Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail. The visitor, Steven Meier, was a volunteer canvasser who wanted Mr. Miller…

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In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. On Tuesday, the running world lost a good one. Gabriele Grunewald, a track champion, died of complications from cancer. She was 32.…

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