Developer motivates why he publishes his 23andme result on Github
(makes "Fork me on Github" a little less metaphorical.)
"Code is code, whether it is 1s and 0s or A, G, C, and Ts. Analyzing code and data is something that many Computer Scientists do quite often and quite well. "
"Your genetic data fits in 25 Megabytes of memory – a tiny, tiny fraction of the tiniest USB thumb-drive. This genetic data is the equivalent of 5 MP3 songs, a small website, or 5-7 high resolution digital photos. You can type a Google search for “eye color” and get back a result in less than a second after searching the entire Internet. Why can’t you do that for your genetic data?
I think programmers, especially Web programmers, can do better."