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Bioinformatician Manuel Corpas from the Genome Analysis Centre in Norfolk, UK, has curtailed his crowdsourcing effort to raise money to sequence the exomes of his family members and make the data publicly available, reports ScienceInsider. Corpas first went through direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe to examine his own genotypes and those of his family members, before deciding to also look at all of their exomes.

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