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The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, was on hand to hear Spencer Wells, the director of the Genographic Project, speak. In his blog post on the event, Bettigner recounts that the project is nearly halfway completed and has collected 41,000 samples from indigenous populations and 270,000 kits have been bought by the public.

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NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

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