Toshiba uses quantum cryptography to send genome data

Toshiba and Tohoku University have achieved what they call the world’s first use of quantum cryptography to transmit genome sequence data.

The information, collected from 24 people in a Toshiba-Tohoku project, was transmitted roughly 7 km over cables between a company site and the university in Miyagi Prefecture during a test last summer.

Unlike current quantum computing technology, which often requires temperatures near absolute zero, Toshiba’s encryption equipment can operate at room temperature. (Reuters)

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