Day: January 17, 2013

Gene Tsudik with the GenoDroid app

Gene genie

UCI smartphone app permits secure storage, testing of DNA data

Whose university is this, anyway? Expert panel to discuss

The event is sponsored by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, a multicampus entity based at UC Irvine

UCI app safely stores DNA on smartphones

UC Irvine computer scientists have created an app that could allow an individual to securely store and use his or her own DNA on a smartphone. GenoDroid, they said, could potentially be used for paternity and common-ancestry tests, customized cancer-fighting drugs and more.