Jason Bobe blogs at The Personal Genome about an idea for a kind of open source application by which both experts and the general public could help to create a Richter scale for genome association study data. The scale would score each association with a number from 1 to 10, Bobe suggests, based on certain criteria such as penetrance, actionability, and validity.

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