Scientists publish DNA results to encourage worldwide databases

Monday, October 11, 2010
By Paul Martin

A group of 12 genetics scientists will publish the results of DNA tests today to encourage people to make their own information available for scientific research.

By Laura Roberts
TelegraphUK
11 Oct 2010

The “DNA Dozen” want to allay fears amongst the public that information about their genes should not be widely shared on the grounds that it is private and sensitive.

The Genome Unzipped project intends to explain what genetic code can and cannot reveal about an individual’s health.

The 11 British-based scientists and one American genetics lawyer want to encourage the creation of open-access DNA databases which would make it easier to research and accelerate discoveries about genetics and health.

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