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[[File:George Church at the office.jpg|right|thumb|George Church at the office]]
'''George Church''' is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of [[The Personal Genome Project]], which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET).<ref>http://www.personalgenomes.org/us</ref> He is the co-author of 490 papers, 130 patent publications & the book "''Regenesis"'', developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since (via NGS and nanopores), plus barcoding, DNA assembly from chips, genome editing, writing & recoding. He co-initiated the BRAIN Initiative (2011) & Genome Projects (1984, 2005) to provide & interpret the world's only open-access personal precision medicine datasets. <ref>http://arep.med.harvard.edu/gmc/</ref> He has defended research on [[Genetic engineering|genetically altering]] human embryos to make them immune to HIV.<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/ap-exclusive-first-gene-edited-babies-claimed-in-china/2018/11/25/bb9b74de-f124-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?fbclid=IwAR34k7ixC-0rhvwvl-jugMioenZKT15g2pUXUZY7ufv6PXynLQ0_8uPmH70&noredirect=on&utm_term=.6a222f0f76dc Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies] ''Washington Post'' , 26 November, 2018</ref>
==External links==
* [https://www.statnews.com/2016/05/16/george-church-profile/ Stat News article by Sharon Begley]
* {{wikipedia|George M. Church}}
 
== References ==
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[[Category:Transhumanists]]
[[Category:American transhumanists]]
[[Category:American life extensionists]]
[[Category:Life extensionists]]
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