What Happens When a Personal Genomics Company Goes Bankrupt

The first and second installments of a three-part series of guest posts by GLR contributors Daniel Vorhaus and Lawrence Moore are up today at Daniel MacArthur’s excellent Genetic Future blog. In this series, we consider what would happen to all of the personal information provided by customers of a personal genomics company if the company went bankrupt. In part one of the series, posted yesterday, we considered the legal relationship between consumer and company and reviewed the privacy policies of TruGenetics and 23andMe. In part two, we get into the legal issues governing the consumer information under the bankruptcy laws. Tomorrow, in the final post in the series, we discuss what all this means for consumers of personal genomics companies.