Anonymizing patient genomic data for public sharing association studies

Carlos Fernandez-Lozano, Guillermo Lopez-Campos, Jose A. Seoane, Victoria Lopez-Alonso, Julian Dorado, Fernando Martín-Sanchez, Alejandro Pazos

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The development of personalized medicine is tightly linked with the correct exploitation of molecular data, especially those associated with the genome sequence along with these use of genomic data there is an increasing demand to share these data for research purposes. Transition of clinical data to research is based in the anonymization of these data so the patient cannot be identified, the use of genomic data poses a great challenge because its nature of identifying data. In this work we have analyzed current methods for genome anonymization and propose a one way encryption method that may enable the process of genomic data sharing accessing only to certain regions of genomes for research purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013


  • Anonymous
  • Data sharing
  • Genomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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