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To share is human

Personal health data are beginning to be shared in the digital world—on mobile devices and the internet. Is the loss of privacy a price worth paying for the presumed benefits? Laura DeFrancesco investigates.

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Figure 1: Data collected by PatientsLikeMe partnered with Biogen on a survey of multiple sclerosis patients using fitness trackers to monitor mobility.

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To share is human. Nat Biotechnol 33, 796–800 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3309

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