So Much Data

The Personal Genome Project has grown from having 10 participants in 2005 to now having more than 3,360 enrolled participants and more than 600 of them have had their data posted online, the New York Times writes.

The PGP aims to find 100,000 people to volunteer as research subjects whose data — spanning genetic, microbiome, health record, and other data types — will be made publicly available.

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