NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Boston-based startup Root plans to unlock the treasure trove of immune genetics data that is hidden in bone marrow donor registries, providing members with their personal HLA data along with interpretations relating to their ancestry and health. In addition, it wants to enable them to participate in "crowd science" research studies of their interest.

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