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Opening your genome to the public

Ramūnas Janavičius, a clinical geneticist (MD) and blogger at Cancer Genetics, just made his genomic data open to the public. The Personal Genome project did the same with 10 volunteers. An excerpt from the entry of Ramunas:

Today is a good day. I can not imagine a better day than personal birthday (and forthcoming DNA Day) to share my personal genome scan information, which you can find in this blog HERE* [GenomeScan_RJv2].
This is quite low density profile generated through 23andMe v.2 genotyping on Illumina Hap550+ array while a year ago.

He shared his genomic data under Creative Commons 3.0 license. Though it would be better to see his genomic raw data, but the Excel file with the SNP variants is also very interesting.

The first commenter pointed out that he doesn’t have curly hair as indicated by a variant, but he has a strange variant:

rs17602729, a SNP located in the AMPD1 gene and also known as ‘C34T’, has at times been called the “most prevalent genetic disease mutation”, at least in Caucasians. [PMID 11331279] Perhaps up to 10% of Caucasians and African-American carry one C34T allele (i.e. carry one rs17602729(A) allele) – and actually, most of them are unaware of any medically related issues since they don’t typically have any particular symptoms that would warrant a trip to the doctor.

Feel free to discover the data and let him know if you find anything interesting.

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  1. Thanx Berci :) i think my prostate cancer risk alleles are much more interesting (i.e. of increased risk).

    April 20, 2011

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