Will crowd sourcing provide the next genetics breakthrough? | Random Everything | Scoop.it
A wealth of extra free genetic data could be at scientists' fingertips if a new website allowing the public to make their test results available gets enough traction. OpenSNP provides a way for people who have had tests carried out by direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies – so far 23andMe, deCODEme and Family Tree DNA are supported – to upload their raw results online along with personal characteristics they wish to share from their eye colour to artistic ability to coffee consumption. Everyone can see the resulting data and download it, including scientists.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald