This week marked the beginning of a new project in genetics that aims to eventually make the genetic sequences -- and personal data -- of 100,000 people freely available. The Personal Genome Project is an attempt to jumpstart complex genetic research by allowing unfettered access to information about both a person's genotype and the traits that person exhibits, from medical conditions to habits and preferences. So far, ten individuals have chosen to share their DNA sequences, medical records, and other personal information with the research community and the general public. We'll talk about genes, privacy, and research in this segment with the director of the Personal Genome Project.
Produced by Flora Lichtman, Correspondent and Managing Editor, Video