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The Empowered Genome Community (ASHG 2013)


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An overview of the Empowered Genome Community, an initiative to help people who have had their whole genomes sequenced, through efforts such as the Personal Genome Project (PGP) and Understand Your Genome program (UYG), make their genomes more scientifically useful, by exploring and sharing them with each other and with researchers, through a secure online genome interpretation application, Ingenuity Variant Analysis.

Learn more, including how to join the community yourself, at

The slides here also walk through preliminary findings from an openly crowd-refinable proof-of-principle analysis of myopia (nearsightedness) in 111 people's whole genomes.

Anyone can dig into the myopia analysis, and help refine it with an eye to jointly publishing robust findings, at

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