News Release: How to donate your body to science, without having to die: Launch of Open Humans Network

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Open Humans Blog

“Open Humans” project backed by Knight and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites individuals to share their most personal health information to accelerate medical breakthroughs.

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BOSTON (March 24, 2015) A group of top university scientists just launched a project to build a community of researchers and participants who want to benefit medical progress – by using technology to open up health data.

The “Open Humans Network,” created by researchers from Harvard, New York University and the University of California San Diego, is backed by a $1 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, each of which contributed $500,000 in separate grants.

The project aims to break down barriers that make it difficult for willing individuals to access and share their data with researchers. To this end, the Open Humans…

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