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Professor's genome analyzed by undergraduate students in their class
- Innovative "Genome literacy" education at Keio University -

Update:Aug. 07, 2012

Dr. Masaru Tomita, professor in the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University
and director of the Keio University Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB) in Tsuruoka, Yamagata, has
sequenced his whole genome. He has released this information to the world as of July 31, publishing it in
the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ). This case is the first time a Japanese person has released his/her
personal genome (*1) under his/her real name.
At the Faculty of Policy Management / Environment and Information Studies on Shonan Fujisawa
Campus (SFC), "Workshops on Genome Analysis", a course concerning personal genomes from April to
July of this year, was lectured using Prof. Tomita’s genome as teaching material.