Also there's already a compressed data format called CRAM for this that has some traction and for which MPEG conveniently failed to compare itself to in their paper.
Disclaimer, that's my blog and I'm the primary author of the newer version of CRAM.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18195827 (60 comments)
I strongly disagree.
>He suggested it might be wise to encrypt genetic data to protect personal information.
Maybe we can encrypt DNA molecules themselves!
Check out GeneInfoSec
> I strongly disagree.
Can you please share why?