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6th International Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security (GenoPri’19)
October 21, 2019 - October 22, 2019
6th International Workshop on Genome Privacy and Security
21-22 October 2019, Boston, USA
Over the past several decades, genome sequencing technologies have evolved from slow and expensive systems that were limited in access to a select few scientists and forensics investigators to high-throughput, relatively low-cost tools that are available to consumers. A consequence of such technical progress is that genomics has become one of the next major challenges for privacy and security because (1) genetic diseases can be unveiled, (2) the propensity to develop specific diseases (such as Alzheimer’s) can be revealed, (3) a volunteer, accepting to have his genomic code made public, can leak substantial information about his ethnic heritage and the genomic data of his relatives (possibly against their will), and (4) complex privacy issues can arise if DNA analysis is used for criminal investigations and medical purposes.