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Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Sharing personal genomes.

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Personal Genome Project logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Personal Genome Project The Personal Genome Project describes itself a project that is "dedicated to creating public genome, health, and trait data. Sharing data is critical to scientific progress, but has been hampered by traditional research practices—our approach is to invite willing participants to publicly share their personal data for the greater good".

It was initiated by researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform and research & learning. The Personal Genome Project is global in orientation and concerned with health.

It was launched in 2005 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.

 

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