Personal Genome Project


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Personal Genome Project

An endeavor organized by George Church of Harvard University to sequence the genomes of 100,000 volunteers while recording their personal history. First launched in 2007, the goal of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) is to determine relationships between a person's genetic makeup (genomics), their environment and their physical traits (phenomics). Involved in DNA sequencing since the 1980s, Church's Polonator multiplexing machine sequences genes faster than traditional methods. For more information, visit www.personalgenomes.org. See Human Genome Project.
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George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Personal Genome Project, PGP is a long-term effort to sequence thousands of complete genomes to enable research into personal genomics and personalized medicine.
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These projects, of which the Personal Genome Project is the clearest example, represent in size, scope, and structure a new model of human genomic research--what we shall define and refer to throughout this Article as "public genomics.
For example, although the informed consent form for the Personal Genome Project provides a lengthy but "non-comprehensive list of hypothetical scenarios that could pose risks," it advises participants to check back frequently "to obtain the most current information regarding potential risks and discomforts as they become apparent.
org, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which supports the Personal Genome Project and whose mission is to serve as a global ambassador for emerging technologies and knowledge that will positively impact the health and well-being of humankind.
The Personal Genome Project is an open-ended research study that aims to improve the understanding of genetic and environmental contributions to human traits.
To highlight how the community can spark new biomedical insight, QIAGEN also released an open collaborative analysis of myopia in 111 people whose genomes were sequenced through Harvard's Personal Genome Project (PGP), which is a public repository of well-phenotyped human genomes.
The Personal Genome Project is challenging the status quo and pioneering an open, communal approach to advancing the study of human health through genomic research," said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing, Isilon Systems.
George Church, founder of the Personal Genome Project and director of the Lipper Center for Computational Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Matthew Trunnell, manager of research computing at The Broad Institute, are among industry leaders joining Isilon CEO Sujal Patel to discuss the impact of continued IT innovation on the next generation of life sciences research.

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