AUG 21, 2013 12:00 PM PDT

Genome Hacking

C.E. Credits: CE
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  • Principal Investigator, Andria and Paul Heafy Family Fellow, MIT Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract

Sharing sequencing datasets without identifiers has become a common practice in genomics. We recently showed that some datasets can be fully re-identified by using entirely free, publicly accessible Internet resources. I will present quantitative analysis about the probability of identifying US individuals by this technique on hundreds of genetic datasets. In addition, I will demonstrate the power of our approach by tracing back the identities of multiple whole genome datasets in public sequencing repositories.


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AUG 21, 2013 12:00 PM PDT

Genome Hacking

C.E. Credits: CE


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