Case Studies/Personal Genome Project
PersonalGenomes.org is committed to making our research data freely available to the public because we think that is the best way to promote discovery and advance science, and CC0 helps us to state that commitment in a clear and legally accurate way. — Jason Bobe, Director of Community
The Personal Genome Project is a pioneer in the emerging field of personal genomics technology that works to map the human genomes and medical records of of volunteers from around the world. So far, the project has released a large data set containing genomic sequences for ten individuals using CC0, with future planned releases also to be under CC0.
The genomic sequences are available without copyright restrictions under the CC0 public domain waiver.
Personal genomics may be useful to "advance our understanding of genetic and environmental contributions to human traits and to improve our ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness." Making data available under the CC0 public domain waiver ensures that the data is accessible for future research.