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Senior biotech executives are making their genomes public in what could be a "pragmatic" move to help their businesses grow, says Daniel MacArthur on Wired's Genetic Future blog. Public sharing of genomic information is nothing new — Craig Venter and Jim Watson have done it, and so have the first ten members of the Personal Genome Project, as well as the project's other thousand volunteers, and various researchers in the field.

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