Audio from PGP Press Conference on Public Data Release

Harvard Medical School’s Office of Public Affairs has published an audio recording of the October 20th press conference where the PGP-10 discussed their individual decisions about public release of their genomic data.

Listen to mp3 here.

George Church on Ira Flatow’s Science Friday 2pm ET

George Church, founder of the Personal Genome Project, will be a guest on Science Friday with Ira Flatow, tomorrow at 2pm ET.

Details on how to tune in to this October 24th broadcast.

Update: Listen to the archived show now.

Press Conference Video Footage featuring the PGP-10

After an all day meeting of talks and discussion, the PGP-10 participated in a press conference. NECN has some video footage from that event:

Scot Yount. Researchers intend to build online DNA database. NECN, October 21, 2008.

Press coverage on the Personal Genome Project’s 2nd annual meeting at Harvard Medical School

The 2nd annual meeting of the Personal Genome Project was held at Harvard Medical School yesterday. Here is a round-up of articles thus far (updated 10/24/08):

Taking a Peek at the Experts’ Genetic Secrets” by Amy Harmon, The New York Times

Personal Genome Project Participants Get First Look at their DNA” by Carey Goldberg, Boston Globe

Subjects’ DNA Secrets to be Revealed” by Carey Goldberg, Boston Globe

Genome Fanatics to Post Own DNA Sequences on Web” by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

Harvard Genome Volunteers Say They’ll Reveal Own DNA” by John Lauerman, Bloomberg News

Genomes on Display” by Emily Singer, Technology Review

Thousands Volunteer to Expose DNA Secrets to the World” by Ewen Callaway, New Scientist

Sharing Your Personal Genetic Map With the World” by Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report

A New Sort of Facebook: Posting Your Genes on the Web” by Sarah Rubenstein, Wall Street Journal blog entry

Genome Database Will Link Genes, Traits in Public View” by Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post

10 Bay Staters to Post DNA Online” by Sacha Pfeiffer, WBUR (NPR’s Boston affiliate)

Meet my genome: 10 people release their DNA on the Web” by Susannah F. Locke, Scientific American online

Personal genome sequences could herald a shift in research participation” by Erika Check Hayden, Nature News

Genetic Privacy: An Outdated Concern?” by Emily Singer, Technology Review

9 Volunteers in Harvard Study Agree to Post Their Personal Genomes Online” by David DeBolt, Chronicle of Higher Education

For the greater good, ten pioneers will post their genomes on the Internet,” Discover magazine blog post

Volunteers unveil DNA, medical data in push for everyday gene sequencing” by Alvin Powell, Harvard News Office

A Molecular Full Monty” by Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe

I’ll post commentary over the next week. Articles are also slowly being posted on the PGP news page. If I’ve missed any articles, leave me a comment or drop me a line.