Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy

Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy
Yaniv Erlich, Arvind Narayanan
(Submitted on 11 Oct 2013)

We are entering the era of ubiquitous genetic information for research, clinical care, and personal curiosity. Sharing these datasets is vital for rapid progress in understanding the genetic basis of human diseases. However, one growing concern is the ability to protect the genetic privacy of the data originators. Here, we technically map threats to genetic privacy and discuss potential mitigation strategies for privacy-preserving dissemination of genetic data.

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