Protecting Privacy in Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)

Can data science be used to improve healthcare research? In a word: yes.

A Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) is an observational study over a large number of individuals - typically tens or hundreds of thousands – which measures a number of factors which lead to specific diseases or conditions.

In this video, Dr. Alexander Gusev of the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute speaks with Duality's Ronen Cohen about the ways in which Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs) allow scientists to narrow down which genes can cause cancer - without compromising on privacy.