Extreme cryptography paves way to personalized medicine

In this Nature News piece, Hayden explores the potential of homomorphic encryption to process genetic data stored in the cloud.

  • Hayden EC
    Extreme cryptography paves way to personalized medicine – Encrypted analysis of data in the cloud would allow secure access to sensitive information
    Nature. 2015. Volume 519. Issue 7544. Pages 400–401.
    (Abstract, PDF)

Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy

The authors ‘present an overview of genetic privacy breaching strategies. We outline the principles of each technique, indicate the underlying assumptions, and assess their technological complexity and maturation. [They] then review potential mitigation methods for privacy-preserving dissemination of sensitive data and highlight different cases that are relevant to genetic applications.’

  • Erlich Y, Narayanan A
    Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy
    Nature Reviews Genetics. 2014. Volume 15. Issue 6. Pages 409–421.
    (Abstract, PDF)