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The Round of 100

Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future blogs about the news that George Church's Personal Genome Project "has called for the next wave of volunteers." This round will include 100 people who will get their genome sequenced (at no cost to them). "The benefits to volunteers are straightforward: you get access to your own genome sequence before most human beings on the planet, and you get the warm fuzzy glow that comes with benefiting humanity," MacArthur writes.

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