When we find a [genetic] defect, very few times does that give a direct path towards developing a therapy or intervention,” says Stephen Friend, president of Sage Bionetworks, the biomedical research non-profit leading the project. “What if we flipped what we were trying to do? Maybe those who are sick are the wrong people to be studying.

Searching For The Hidden Health Heroes Whose DNA Prevents Disease (via fastcompany)

This is exactly why I would be first in line to open-source my genome and add it to a global genetic source code repo. If that were only a thing.

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