Department of Human Genetics, UChicago


  • Gencrypt - A software suite that utilizes one-way cryptographic hashes in order to securely identify overlapping individuals across multiple, independent studies. Operating on PLINK .ped and .map files, Gencrypt produces a list of multiple one-way hash outputs representing different groups of SNPs. These can then be compared between datasets in order to identify identical pairs, i.e. individuals with a high percentage of one-way hashes overlapping between them, in a privacy-secure fashion.