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PGP-UK Launches as the third site in the global Personal Genome Project network

November 7, 2013
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Union flag. Photo credit: Thanks to Flickr user jsteph, cc-by-nc-nd.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Personal Genome Project UK (PGP-UK), which is the third site in our global network and the first in Europe!  The PGP-UK team is composed of Stephan Beck (University College London), Jane Kaye (University of Oxford), Rifat Hamoudi (University College London) and a great groups of advisors.

 

Nearly 500 people had written to PersonalGenomes.org over the past few years requesting that we launch a PGP research study for residents of the United Kindom.  Until today the PGP was available only to people in the USA (Harvard Medical School) and Canada (McLaughlin Centre, University of Toronto).   We’re working on growing the global PGP network to include dozens of countries where individuals and researchers are interested in working to create public data resources.

 

A press  briefing was held at the Wellcome Trust yesterday that included:

    • George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Director of  PersonalGenomes.org
    • Stephan Beck, Professor of Medical Genomics, University College London
    • Jane Kaye, Director HeLEX – Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, University of Oxford
    • Richard Durbin, Joint Head of Human Genetics and Head of Computational Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

 

A summary of press so far:

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