US 10,891,317 B1
Cohort selection with privacy protection
Arnab Chowdry, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Alexander Kompel, Santa Clara, CA (US); and Michael Polcari, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to 23andMe, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by 23andMe, Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 12, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/159,274.
Application 16/159,274 is a continuation of application No. 15/201,257, filed on Jul. 1, 2016, granted, now 10,162,880.
Application 15/201,257 is a continuation of application No. 14/624,380, filed on Feb. 17, 2015, granted, now 9,405,818, issued on Aug. 2, 2016.
Application 14/624,380 is a continuation of application No. 13/270,429, filed on Oct. 11, 2011, granted, now 8,990,250, issued on Mar. 24, 2015.
Int. Cl. G06F 17/00 (2019.01); G06F 16/28 (2019.01); G06F 16/9535 (2019.01); G06F 16/2455 (2019.01); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G06F 16/84 (2019.01); G16B 40/00 (2019.01); G16B 50/00 (2019.01); G16B 20/00 (2019.01)
CPC G06F 16/285 (2019.01) [G06F 16/2455 (2019.01); G06F 16/86 (2019.01); G06F 16/9535 (2019.01); G16B 40/00 (2019.02); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16B 20/00 (2019.02); G16B 50/00 (2019.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system, comprising:
one or more processors configured to:
receive genetic characteristic information and/or phenotypic characteristic information pertaining to a desired genetic characteristic and/or phenotypic characteristic;
searching one or more data stores comprising genetic information and/or phenotypic information of individuals for whom genetic information and phenotypic information have been previously obtained to identify a candidate group comprising a plurality of individuals having the desired genetic characteristic and/or phenotypic characteristic;
looking up contact information comprising address information, wherein the one or more data stores further comprise contact information of each of the individuals for whom genetic information and phenotypic information have been previously obtained and for whom the genetic information and/or phenotypic information is/are stored in the one or more data stores;
assemble a cohort of one or more individuals based at least in part on the desired genetic characteristic and/or phenotypic characteristic and the contact information of the plurality of individuals of the candidate group;
in response to a request by a first user, having a first assigned role permitting access to genetic information and/or phenotypic information of each of the individuals for whom genetic information and phenotypic information have been previously obtained and for whom the genetic information and/or phenotypic information is/are stored in the one or more data stores, to gain access to the genetic information and/or phenotypic information of the one or more individuals of the cohort, send at least some data pertaining to the genetic information and/or phenotypic information in the one or more data stores for the one or more individuals of the cohort, and prevent, pursuant to the first assigned role, the first user from accessing data pertaining to contact information of the one or more individuals of the cohort; and
in response to a request by a second user, having a second assigned role permitting access to contact information of each of the individuals for whom genetic information and phenotypic information have been previously obtained and for whom the genetic information and/or phenotypic information is/are stored in the one or more data stores, to gain access to contact information of the one or more individuals of the cohort, send data pertaining to the contact information of the one or more individuals of the cohort and prevent, pursuant to the second assigned role, the second user from accessing data pertaining to the genetic information and/or phenotypic information in the one or more data stores of the one or more individuals of the cohort.