Efficient and secure outsourcing of genomic data storage

The authors ‘present a novel privacy-preserving algorithm for fully outsourcing the storage of large genomic data files to a public cloud and enabling researchers to efficiently search for variants of interest. In order to protect data and query confidentiality from possible leakage, [their] solution exploits optimal encoding for genomic variants and combines it with homomorphic encryption and private information retrieval.’

  • Sousa JS, Lefebvre C, Huang Z, Raisaro JL, Aguilar-Melchor C, Killijian MO, Hubaux JP
    Efficient and secure outsourcing of genomic data storage
    BMC Medical Genomics 2017 10(Suppl 2):46
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