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Microsoft releases encryption tech for bioinformatics

Microsoft releases encryption tech for bioinformatics

Allows researchers to work on data securely. Microsoft has released tools that allow bioinformatics researchers to work on genome data sets securely to protect privacy. Genomic data is becoming available in increasing amounts as gene sequencing becomes easier, cheaper and faster, and is used for several new applicaitons such as predicting the occurrence and survival of cardiovascular disease. Hospitals, clinics, companies and other insitutions are faced with handling large amounts of such data securely, to ensure the privacy of subjects,…

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