Epigenome data release: A participant-centered approach to privacy protection

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Large-scale epigenome mapping by the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Project, the ENCODE Consortium and the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC) produces genome-wide DNA methylation data at one base-pair resolution. We examine how such data can be made open-access while balancing appropriate interpretation and genomic privacy. We propose guidelines for data release that both reduce ambiguity in the interpretation of open-access data and limit immediate access to genetic variation data that are made available through controlled access.




Dyke, S. O. M., Cheung, W. A., Joly, Y., Ammerpohl, O., Lutsik, P., Rothstein, M. A., … Pastinen, T. (2015). Epigenome data release: A participant-centered approach to privacy protection. Genome Biology, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0723-0

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