See his announcement: Genome in the Wild. If you don’t know, Zack is the driving force behind the Harappa Ancestry Project. Seeing how the Indian scientific-bureaucratic complex still seems to be retarding rapid progress in human genomics (how many people have heard of the Indian Genome Variation Consortium? Their blog, which is hosted on blogspot, was last updated 1 year ago!), I think it can be argued that Zack has done more for the understanding of the population relationships of the Indian populations in the last 6 months than the Indian government has in 60 years! I’m hoping I’ll be proven wrong with a list of awesome and result rich publications in the comments.
July 26, 2011
May 11, 2011
Recently a friend got their 23andMe genotype results, and was wondering if there was something they could do for the “greater good.” I told him that he should throw his genotype out to the public domain and attach his name to it. For various reasons he declined to go that far, but he did consent to me to putting his genotype online without personal identifying information. I can tell you that he is a relatively young male of 100% (to his knowledge) Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
You can get a zipped folder with the raw text file and a binary pedigree formatted file here. If you click the free download option after 30 seconds you’ll get the file within about 5 minutes on a broadband connection (that was my experience at least).
If anyone else wants to throw their genotype to the public domain with as much or as little information as you want just email me at contactgxnp -at- gmail -dot- com. Here’s a spreadsheet with other people who have put their gentoypes online. I want to put up a “roundup” post with a bunch of people who do just that in the near future.