Identifying personal genomes by surname inference.

@article{Gymrek2013IdentifyingPG,
  title={Identifying personal genomes by surname inference.},
  author={Melissa Gymrek and Amy L Mcguire and David Golan and Eran Halperin and Yaniv Erlich},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={339 6117},
  pages={321-4}
}
Sharing sequencing data sets without identifiers has become a common practice in genomics. Here, we report that surnames can be recovered from personal genomes by profiling short tandem repeats on the Y chromosome (Y-STRs) and querying recreational genetic genealogy databases. We show that a combination of a surname with other types of metadata, such as age… CONTINUE READING