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It's a big day for the Personal Genome Project volunteers, as Technology Review points out, because for the first time they'll be "granted a glimpse at their genomes ... as part of the first release of data." That data will be submitted to a database that PGP leader George Church hopes "will serve as a public resource for personal-genomics research," the article reports.

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