Privacy-Preserving Processing of Raw Genomic Data
Geneticists prefer to store patients' aligned, raw genomic data, in addition to their variant calls (compact and summarized form of the raw data), mainly because of the immaturity of bio-informatic algorithms and sequencing platforms. Thus, the authors propose a privacy-preserving system to protect the privacy of aligned, raw genomic data. The raw genomic data of a patient includes millions of short reads, each comprised of between 100 and 400 nucleotides (genomic letters). They propose storing these short reads at a bio-bank in encrypted form.