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This holiday season, why not give a gift that keeps on giving — to genomics research, that is. Over at Technorati, William Murakami-Brundage says that "declaring your genome open-source … would be making an ultimate, amazing gift." While he acknowledges that there are several groups currently working on large-scale personal genomics projects, Murakami-Brundage also says that these initiatives may be too small in scope, since they appeal — primarily — to those with ties to the research.

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