18 Aug Stanford Researchers Say Gene Analysis with Near-Complete Privacy Now Possible
Stanford University researchers say that it is now possible to analyze complete human genomes without revealing information that is not directly related to the specific inquiry.
With the technique called “genome cloaking”, researchers are now able to pinpoint the culprit of a particular disease through genetic analysis, while leaving all other genetic information completely private from anyone else except to the individuals themselves. .
The technique was developed by a collaboration of biologists, computer scientists, and cryptographers including Associate professor of Developmental Biology Gill Bejerano, PhD, who shares senior authorship with Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Dan Boneh, PhD.