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Jason Bobe links to a video posted by Tech Review in which Helicos Biosciences' Stanley Lapidus explains why he is involved in George Church's Personal Genome Project and why he's not too worried about his genome becoming public. "I joined it not so much because I am intensely curious about my genome. I am about 60 years old and with maybe one-third or one-quarter left of my life to live.

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