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.
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.