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Sharing the details of your genetic information to the
general public is not a good idea, you may be revealing a
variety of embarrassing disorders or other sensitive
information you wouldn't want your friends or health
insurance provider to know about without realizing it.
It would be extremely
helpful for health care workers to
have access to certain verified DNA information that would
help them do their job more effectively by having solid
data available with the scan of QR. Having such data
available would be a potential lifesaver for healthcare
professionals; and a potential nightmare if malicious
hackers got hold of your genetic code (ie: unauthorized
clones, blackmail etc.)
If information was properly encrypted, hosted on an
encrypted server and other security measures put into
place (passwords, biometrics etc) a healthcare professional
could safely access the data relevant to the situation. A
healthcare professional would have basic access to
'emergency relevant' information such as Blood type, major
drug allergies, and important information for medical staff
in emergency situations where you may not be able to talk
but could be unlocked via simple biometric (unconscious
Unlocking more sensitive information would require deeper
levels of security (such as password + multiple biometrics)
and would be for more controlled environments when
you're not out unconscious on the side of the road bleeding
Existing DNA QR [Duck Lagrange, Aug 25 2015]
||Baked - sort of. Isn't this just the 'identichip' model that's
been around 25 years or so. Thousands of vets and police
stations have the reader device and simply look up associated
data in an on-line database to find out all about a found or
injured dog or cat.
||Extend it to people and equip medics with the reader and all
that's left to do is secure the data.
||advocacy for a medical database, wkte. no? how.
||It's not clear, to me at least, whether the idea is to
have the data encoded in a QR code, or just use a QR
code to link to stored data.
||In any case, where is this QR code? If it's supposed to
be tattooed on the person's face? What happens if
they're a burns victim?