17-Sep-2021 | Market Research Store

The Cell Press have recently released an understudy that aims to associate de-identify in graw functional genomic data that ensures complete and utter privacy. The team also went onto demonstrate how raw data could be used for linking individuals with their genetic variant using an extremely simple task such as an abandoned coffee cup if these sanitation measures are not put in place in a safe and nonhazardous manner. The team based their primary hypothesis on the fact pertaining to the functional genomics field which associates activities of the genome and levels of gene expression in any other field of study rather than gene mutations.

This indicates a broader share of data across the board. However, any format of sharing data often leads to privacy and security concerns among the users and the members of the organization which leads to hesitation among the participants alike. These datasets are often guarded behind the curtain of huge firewalls and are only made accessible to the concerned people at separate times. The team notes that the current purpose of their format of the study is to sum up practical manners in which broadly sharing of data can be panned out in a universal manner without creating any undue privacy concerns for all parties involved.

The team formulated a linkage attack model that demonstrates how anyone in the organization can make a connection from functional genomics data by using DNA from a stranded coffee cup. The team further went onto strategize a genetic component from the obtained DNA where they were able to match 421 people with their phenotypic information that was obtained from a public dataset that links back to a sample set of 436 people for a randomized test. The team proposes a file-format manipulation that will allow for raw functional data to be shared without any form of phenotypic variants.

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