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Open Access Commentary

A genome blogger manifesto

Manuel Corpas

Author Affiliations

Independent, Cambridge, UK

GigaScience 2012, 1:15  doi:10.1186/2047-217X-1-15

Published: 26 October 2012

Abstract

Cheap prices for genomic testing have revolutionized consumers’ access to personal genomics. Exploration of personal genomes poses significant challenges for customers wishing to learn beyond provider customer reports. A vibrant community has spontaneously appeared blogging experiences and data as a way to learn about their personal genomes. No set of values has publicly been described to date encapsulating ideals and code of conduct for this community. Here I present a first attempt to address this vacuum based on my own personal experiences as genome blogger.

Keywords:
Genome; Blogging; Personal genomics