Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing
Ana Alexandre's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 43%
Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome sequencing and provide their saliva samples without the need to share their personal data such as name, address or credit card number.
Eliminating the dependence on data de-identificationTo achieve this, Nebula developed and implemented a blockchain-based product that enables transparent and controllable data sharing, and offers an option to conduct pseudo-anonymous payments using cryptocurrencies. "Most importantly, enabling individuals to remain anonymous would eliminate the dependence on data de-identification by personal genomics companies prior to data sharing with researchers," the post reads. In its collaboration with EMD Serono, Nebula provides the firm with access to its network of anonymized genomic data in order to support the research and development of new medicines.
At the time, Nebula also outlined that its agreement with EMD Serono represented its first attempt to realize a model of sponsored genome sequencing. Increasing blockchain adoption by health industryEarlier in September, blockchain network Harmony teamed up with a Lithuanian blockchain-powered health app firm Lympo to enable fast and secure health data sharing.
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