Jan 082021
 
 January 8, 2021  Posted by  Misc

Peter Hess writes:

A technique for masking portions of a person’s raw genomic data increases shareability without sacrificing privacy, a new study shows.

To conduct functional genomics research, scientists must share genetic data about large numbers of participants, which can inadvertently expose a person’s stigmatizing or otherwise private details to unscrupulous parties or employers.

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To determine which information and how much of it should remain private to prevent a linkage attack, Gerstein and his colleagues performed linkage attacks on existing genetic datasets.

Read more on Spectrum.

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