When we launched this website back in June, I welcomed readers with a promise that Genomes Unzipped would “ultimately be much more than just a group blog”. Indeed, the last four months of blogging have really just been a prelude of sorts to what comes next: the real Genomes Unzipped.
Today we’re launching an exciting new phase of the project. Although we’re not entirely sure where this journey will take us, we’re looking forward to finding out – and to bringing you along with us.
Moving forward, we hope that we can use our own data as a resource for developing new tools for analysing personal genetic data. In addition to the data of core group members, we plan to host data from others who are also willing to share their genomes. We will also be releasing the software for the analyses we perform here for others to use and modify, and will welcome submission of other people’s programs to the GNZ code repository. Ultimately, we hope that we can become a hub for a diverse community of people interested in building and using tools for exploring their own DNA.
Read the post, it’s worth your time.
Hopefully this will freak out the conservative geneticists, signatories of statements as the one published by the ESHG. Hopefully more and more people will join the party, and not just biologists and healthcare professionals.