In Genome Research online, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, introduce a scheme intended to help find related individuals from genomic data without compromising privacy. The team customized a new cryptographic method to pursue that goal, providing proof-of-principle demonstrations that the technique allows individuals to explore their own relationships without releasing data to third party individuals.

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