Open Source Genomic Analysis Software Flaw Patched

July 8, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

A cybersecurity vulnerability discovered in open source software used by organizations conducting genomic analysis could potentially have enabled hackers to affect the accuracy of patient treatment decisions. But the vulnerability was patched before hackers took advantage of it, researchers believe.

Genomics researchers use the open source software for "personalized medicine" projects that involve using a patient's genetic information to guide more customized medical treatments.

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