Advances in technology have drastically reduced costs and implementation time for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). Along with easy access to genomic data, WGS technology can significantly improve the productivity and efficiency of health care and social well-being as well as improving the quality of life and increasing the possibility that people have a direct impact on their health. This paper proposes Genesy, an innovative blockchain platform which acts as an intermediary between the owner of the genomic data and its potential users to structure a new ecosystem that incentivize people to share their genomic data, leveraging the potentiality of blockchain technology to safekeep the users' exclusive property and access to their genomic data, allowing them to partecipate in the benefits and the advances of the genomic research.

Genesy: A blockchain-based platform for DNA sequencing

Dalla Palma S.
Writing – Review & Editing
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Pareschi R.
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2019

Abstract

Advances in technology have drastically reduced costs and implementation time for Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS). Along with easy access to genomic data, WGS technology can significantly improve the productivity and efficiency of health care and social well-being as well as improving the quality of life and increasing the possibility that people have a direct impact on their health. This paper proposes Genesy, an innovative blockchain platform which acts as an intermediary between the owner of the genomic data and its potential users to structure a new ecosystem that incentivize people to share their genomic data, leveraging the potentiality of blockchain technology to safekeep the users' exclusive property and access to their genomic data, allowing them to partecipate in the benefits and the advances of the genomic research.
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