Privacy-preserving data exploration software tools | Genome-wide association analysis
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are a cornerstone of genotype–phenotype association in humans. These studies use various statistical tests to measure which polymorphisms in the genome are important for a given phenotype and which are not. With the increasing collection of genomic data in the clinic, there has been a push towards using this information to validate classical GWAS findings and generate new ones. Unfortunately, there is growing concern that the results of these studies might lead to loss of privacy for those who participate in them.