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Oct 24 2012

Wow! Richard Dawkins’s complete genome sequenced!

While fighting pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs consulted doctors who coordinated his genetic sequencing and analysis. It cost him $100,000. I hope the price would be low and we would soon get our genome sequencing and analysis done!

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    lpetrich

    Richard Dawkins got his genome sequenced? Where can I find out more? James D. Watson, one of the discoverers of the double-helix structure of DNA, had gotten his genome sequence, but I couldn’t find out anything about Richard Dawkins’s genome.

    In any case, I’ve found a nice article: DNA Sequencing Costs at the National Human Genome Research Institute’s site.

    Back in 2000, sequencing a human genome was a heroic effort, costing something like $100 million/genome. Nowadays, it can be done for as little as $10,000/genome.

    As sequencing becomes cheaper and cheaper, biologists have been sequencing more and more genomes, including genomes of more and more species. At least a thousand prokaryote genomes and varying amounts of progress on a few hundred eukaryote genomes. I’ve found several proposals to sequence hundreds more, and also 1000 Genomes | A Deep Catalog of Human Genetic Variation

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    cyberax

    You can get genotyped for $300 ( https://www.23andme.com/ ) right now. It’s easy and anonymous.

    It’s not complete sequencing, but it’s good enough for most practical uses.

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    how does the gene for awesomeness look like?

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