About Paul Szauter
Paul Szauter is a geneticist working as the Training Director for FlyBase-University of New Mexico in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Paul has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington. Trained as a Drosophila geneticist, he acquired an interest in mouse and human genetics while working at Mouse Genome Informatics at The Jackson Laboratory from 2000 – 2011. He first obtained access to information about his own genome in January 2012.
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About Open Human Genome
Open Human Genome is an exploration of personal genomics. This project was started at a time when, thanks to rapid advances in high-throughput sequencing, the long-awaited goal of the $1,000 genome was within sight. The project will document the author’s journey through the world of personal genomics, with the aim of improving public access to the science behind personalized medicine.
“Open Human Genome” is inspired by the open-source software movement and by a growing number of individuals who have made their genomic information public. The author is committed to make all of his genomic information publicly available.