Harvard Makes Personal Genomes Public On Web Site

October 20, 2008

The Harvard University Medical School has come out and stated that the personal genomes of volunteers taking part in the Personal Genome Project are now online and available for all to see................Washington (ChattahBox) – The Harvard University Medical School has come out and stated that the personal genomes of volunteers taking part in the Personal Genome Project are now online and available for all to see.

Harvard is making the personal genomes of these volunteers available for all on their new site, www.personalgenomes.org.

The idea behind this is that by putting the personal genomes of volunteers online, researchers will be able to use the data.

With genetic data more open to the public, it will be easier for new research to be carried out.

As of today, the personal genomes of 10 volunteers have been made available online.

The data includes medical history, photos, allergies, etc.

They hope to have 100,000 people online as part of the project soon.

They map out the DNA for free as long as volunteers agree to allow the public to view the data online.


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