Sophia Genetics' SECRAM
Sophia Genetics and collaborators at Stanford University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne have released a new privacy technology for securely storing compressed, aligned genomic data and clinical data. According to the developers, the solution uses 18 percent less storage than existing methods and prevents unsolicited use of personal data by unauthorized parties. Full details of the technology, named Selective retrieval on Encrypted and Compressed Reference-oriented Alignment Map (SECRAM), are provided in a paper that was published recently in Genome Research. The partners have also made the software available on github.