Open Genomes Foundation
- Combine the elements of Open Science and crowdsourcing to enhance basic research, improve public health, and save lives.
- Conduct research using open whole sequences, and publicize the results for the general public throughout the world.
- Provide a means for others to sponsor whole genome sequencing for people from underserved groups, and advocate for the rights of people with genetic disabilities.
- Develop phylogenies of all of human non-recombining haploid segments, derive the Reconstructed Ancestral Human Reference Sequence, create population-specific linkage maps, and use phylogeny to help with population genetics, medical and forensic research.
- Use open genomics to help demonstrate the fundamental unity of all mankind, discover human origins, history, and ancestry using archaeogenetics.
- Refute scientific inaccuracies that use genomic data to support genetic determinism, unscientific myths that divide people, and help oppose the commercial exploitation of closed genomic results for private profit.
- Help offer phased whole genome sequencing for the general public at the lowest cost possible, on a non-profit basis with minimal operating overhead, making all results 100% public and accessible for personal and scientific research in Genbank.
- Offer a proving ground for new genomic sequencing technologies, a proof of concept for the future routine sequencing of large numbers of people.