The importance of open data in genomics

The following is an excerpt.

Yesterday a friend of mine who happens to be of doughty German and Scandinavian upper Midwest stock messaged me on Facebook and explained that her father’s results for 23andMe had come in…and he was 43 percent Sub-Saharan African! Her mother’s results came in a few hours later, and she was 35 percent Sub-Saharan African. I went to my account, and my parents were also in the same range. Oh my, overnight I became an underrepresented minority! Obviously this was a bug.

How do you know that these results are not bugs? You analyze the raw data.

Read the full post here: The importance of open data in genomics (and everything!)

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