Past months Zenome team inspired many people to work more on solutions of genetic data processing and storing. We surely can define it as one of our goals to achieve — inspiring the scientific community to strive for even more innovative approaches. But the saddest fact is that all this inspiration ended up copying the Zenome’s work — from the project’s key idea to the structure of the whitepaper. All the scientist around the world know that respect to the work of your colleagues is important. If you consider another project’s idea as a good base for your own one — it doesn’t mean you copy it without any references. We are all trying to achieve the same goal — to help people to be the real owners of their genetic data, we want to make the genetic services as accessible as possible for them.
Zenome team is trying to get the future user’s trust — we want the people around the world to believe that they can use genetic tests as one of the best solutions to monitor their health. However, the classy copying as well as empty promises undermine the confidence to the idea itself.
There’s no place for grim business if you are trying to help people.
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