Genomics meets blockchain: Harvard team featuring George Church launches peer-to-peer genome sequencing startup
George Church has long advocated for big data in genomics; his lab at Harvard piloted a project to collect and share volunteers’ genomic data for collaborative research. Now, with two other Harvard-connected founders, he’s taking the sharing one step further by incorporating blockchain, the ledger system most famous for powering Bitcoin.
Nebula Genomics emerged from stealth mode Wednesday with a whitepaper — not a press release — detailing its vision. In that world, anyone can sequence their genome at a low cost, glean insights from the results, and have total control on what they want to do with them.
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