Personal genomic data not a secret, says Google Ventures' Bill Maris

People who are worried about their personal genomic data getting into the wrong hands, especially as hacking of health data grows, probably shouldn't lose sleep over it, according to Google Ventures' Bill Maris.

"Your genome isn't really secret," he said during a technology conference in California this week, Bloomberg Business reports.

People are always leaving traces of genomic data around, he said, so a hacker doesn't need to break into an information database. They just need a cup with your saliva on it.

In his work at Google Ventures, Maris has set his sights on extending life; and a major part of reaching that goal is going to require the ability to analyze large amounts of genomic data, he said. Article