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Digital Health: Distributed Ledger Technology for Genomics

Informationen zur Arbeit

Abschlussarbeitstyp: Bachelor, Master
Betreuer: Scott Thiebes
Forschungsgruppe: Critical Information Infrastructures

Archivierungsnummer: 4404
Abschlussarbeitsstatus: Offen
Beginn: 18. Dezember 2018
Abgabe: unbekannt

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Recently, Distributed ledger technology (DLT; e.g., Blockchain) emerged as a means to enable immutable transactions between untrustworthy parties, which are kept in a consistent state through automated, algorithm-based consensus building mechanisms, thus eliminating the need for third-party trust enforcement. In genomics, DLT’s recent popularity has led to the formation of several startups that mostly aim to establish market places where individuals can resell access to their personal genome data in exchange for some crypto currencies. However, these platforms are still in their infancy and many questions with regard to the application of DLT in genomics remain unanswered.


The objective of this thesis is to conceptualize and develop a prototype of a DLT-based genome data sharing platform.

Introductory literature: