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Prize added -- Get access to your whole genome data! All participants eligible to enter lottery for whole genome sequencing tickets

Hey Hackers,

This is Kristina from the Awakens team. We're announcing a new prize today!

5 Whole Genome Sequencing Tickets on the Illumina Platform 

This is a participation prize. Everyone who has made, either as an individual or part of a team, an eligible submission by the submission deadline is eligible for the prize. Awardees are determined by lottery during the judging period. Whole genome sequencing ticket is valued at $1500 each.


What's so great about getting access to my whole genome data?
- You only need to get sequenced once. (Most current consumer genetic tests only sequence at a select number of SNPs, or specific locations in the genome. So if you want to check your DNA at other locations you will have to get sequenced again.) 
- Since you have the whole set of data, you'll gain more and more insights as scientific research advances and identifies more causative variants that link genes to phenotypic traits or conditions.

If you haven't already, make sure to spread the word on GENOME LINK Challenge with your professional and private networks! 

Thanks and good luck!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.