Monday, March 31, 2008

I need to know my genome, dammit!

The very first step to customising your dna that mother nature crapped you out with is knowing what your personal genome is. Unfortunately, that costs too much money at the moment and most can only afford to get parts of their genome sequenced.

Well, one company has claimed to have gotten the cost down to $60000, which is not so bad considering a few years back it cost millions.

Hopefully in the next few years they'll bring the cost down even further, and usher in the age of personalised medicine. Then sickness from errors in the gene pool will become less of a hinderance to those trying to survive in what is what is currently still a world very much based on survival of the fittest (or most healthiest or with beneficial attributes gained via natural selection).


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