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Android Paternity Test App Developed by UC Irvine Computer Scientists
8 February 2013 | eWeek
by Brian Horowitz

"University of California, Irvine, computer scientists have developed a genomic app that conducts on-the-spot paternity tests and holds potential for personalized medicine....

Gene Tsudik designed the smartphone app along with Emiliano De Cristofaro of PARC and a UC Irvine doctoral program graduate; UC Irvine Ph.D. candidate Sky Faber and Paolo Gasti, assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology and a former UC Irvine postdoctoral researcher."


DNA Data, Security, and You
One day you’ll be handed an electronic copy of your sequenced genome on a flash drive, maybe a phone app. You’ll need to know how to keep it safe.
4 February 2013 | MIT Technology Review
by Nidhi Subbaraman

MIT Technology Review discusses the Android app GeneDroid, co-developed by PARC's Emiliano De Cristofaro and University of California, Irvine, computer scientists.

"We’re hurtling towards a future in which our DNA data will be cheaply generated and routinely summoned. Preparing for that, a UC Irvine team has created an app that can store a digital copy of a fully sequenced genome on a smartphone." 


Safely Access Your Genetic Profile on Your Smart Phone
26 January 2013 | About.com Biotech/Biomedical
by Paul Diehl

"With the increasing interest in personal DNA sequencing, the question of how individuals can safely store their genetic information but also have it accessible is becoming more critical. Emiliano De Cristofaro of PARC and Gene Tsudik from the University of California at Irvine, have a solution--GenoDroid--a smartphone app that contains your encoded genetic information. It keeps your DNA details secure but gives you specific information about particular genetic traits."


Want to keep your genome safe? There's an app for that
1 November 2012 | New Scientist
by Paul Marks

"Now there is a smartphone app that will allow you to carry around an encrypted copy of your genome, safe in the knowledge that the DNA won't fall into the wrong hands. With prices for DNA sequencing falling fast, this app may not be as futuristic as it sounds.

The idea behind Genodroid, the work of a team led by Emiliano De Cristofaro at PARC in Palo Alto, California, is to investigate how people might safely transport the personal information stored in their genome."