DNA Sequencing Tools Lack Robust Protections Against Cybersecurity Risks

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 00:42 in Mathematics & Economics

A new study analyzing the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field. In a scientific first, the UW team also demonstrated it is possible to compromise a computer system with a malicious computer code stored in synthetic DNA.

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