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Genomic Sequencing! [Nov. 16th, 2007|05:01 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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The future has finally arrived. No flying cars yet, but this company will decode (part of) your genome for $985:

http://www.decodeme.com/

Articles:
http://www.forbes.com/business/2007/11/16/personal-genome-services-tech-cx_rl_1116decode.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/science/17gene.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Hell yes.

(Although there's some nonsense about part of the website being unavailable to individuals in certain US States, including California, but I'm sure there's a work-around....)
Some states have laws that do not permit their residents to obtain certain information regarding genetic risk provided by the Genetic Scans. (As of the date of publication of this Service Agreement those states are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Wyoming.) Therefore the Genetic Scan may omit certain information where it is provided to a resident of states where providing such information is restricted.
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[User Picture]From: iamo
2007-11-17 02:42 am (UTC)
Makes me want to watch Gattaca....
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-11-17 05:42 am (UTC)
Give me $500 and I'll tell you that your dog's genes code for smelling and biting shit.
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