Thursday, March 09, 2006

Personal DNA Map

The National Human Genome Research Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health hopes to have the cost of DNA sequencing down to $1000 by 2014. Assuming that goal will be met, setting aside pocket change -- say, 35¢ -- each day for the next eight years would allow you to pay for a digital readout of your personal genome.

National Geographic News: Coming Soon: Your Personal DNA Map?

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1 comment:

Chris said...

Eventually, you'll be able to have your DNA sequenced at Wal-Mart while you shop. Find out what diseases you're genetically disposed to develop and get great deals on sweat socks!