An Indian state is using blockchain to collect DNA data of 50 million citizens

Amidst a raging global debate over the massive data breaches involving both private firms and government agencies, an Indian state has sought to add another potent ingredient to this explosive mix: DNA.

The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP), India’s eighth-largest state, on March 28 announced that it had signed up a private firm to build a blockchain-based DNA database of its 50 million citizens.

The partnership with Shivom, a German genomics and precision medicine company, will help...

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