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Tech Roundup: Creating a Latin America-wide DNA database

This week: a possible DNA database. Brazil's controversial AI guidelines. And the IADB's push for digitizing the Brazilian government

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You’re reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: how a Brazilian startup is working to create a Latin America-wide DNA database, Brazil’s controversial new AI guidelines, and the IADB’s efforts to make the Brazilian government more digital. 

Uncovering the DNA of Latin America 

Amid the pandemic, Brazilian genomics laboratory Genera decided to go digital. After closing its brick-and-mortar collection units, it invested in e-commerce and decided to focus exclusively on DNA analysis for health and ancestry purposes. Soon after, Genera saw test sales...

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