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A genome blogger manifesto

Overview of attention for article published in Giga Science, October 2012
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2 blogs
27 tweeters
2 Facebook pages
1 Wikipedia page
3 Google+ users
1 LinkedIn user


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12 Mendeley
4 CiteULike
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A genome blogger manifesto
Published in
Giga Science, October 2012
DOI 10.1186/2047-217x-1-15
Pubmed ID

Manuel Corpas


Cheap prices for genomic testing have revolutionized consumers' access to personal genomics. Exploration of personal genomes poses significant challenges for customers wishing to learn beyond provider customer reports. A vibrant community has spontaneously appeared blogging experiences and data as a way to learn about their personal genomes. No set of values has publicly been described to date encapsulating ideals and code of conduct for this community. Here I present a first attempt to address this vacuum based on my own personal experiences as genome blogger.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hong Kong 2 17%
Sweden 1 8%
Unknown 9 75%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 33%
Researcher 4 33%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 50%
Philosophy 1 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Computer Science 1 8%
Other 2 17%

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