Saturday December 14, 2019

Genetic data firm denies association with social media posts

LinkedIn account claimed that GMI had a data set of 12,000 ‘whole genome sequenced MS patients’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer


Killian Woods

Business reporter

17th November, 2019

Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) has said it had nothing to do with a pair of social media posts that appeared to offer up a dataset of 12,000 genetic profiles of Irish multiple sclerosis patients.

GMI, which was founded in 2015 and was acquired last year by Chinese-owned WuXi NextCode, harvests genetic data for medical research. The firm is aiming to collect genetic data from as many as 400,000 Irish people over the next couple of years...

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