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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


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.

Genome; Blogging; Personal genomics