Personal Genomes Available Online

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Omai
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Personal Genomes Available Online

A new path is being forged in genomics. 10 volunteers (carefully selected) will have a substantial portion of their genome sequenced and put onto the web in the hopes of progressing genomic research and more easily making connections between genes and disease. The ethics of this process warrant discussion. Will insurance companies make decisions based on this information? Is this private information like medical records? Does this represent the new face of modern medicine?

Here is a link to the article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/20/us/20gene.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=science

and another link to the website of the company doing the work:
http://www.personalgenomes.org/

Omai