Monday, 23 July 2007

Top 10 ways DNA technology will change your life

From the HealthNex blog:"The genome revolution is upon us. New reports of gene-disease associations pepper the news each day. DNA technology is advancing so fast there are rumors that sequencing a person's entire DNA sequence will eventually cost no more than $1,000. Are you ready to take advantage of all that DNA can offer? Here are top 10 ways DNA technology will change your life." ... more

I was unaware of Quebec's CARTaGENE Project, a databank and biobank containing information and samples from around 20,000 randomly selected people aged 40-69 years based on records kept by the provincial health insurance board. It appears the data won't be available for genealogy owing to privacy restrictions, but other DNA sources for genealogy will likely open up as testing costs fall.

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