What could I do with my DNA sequence?

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What could I do with my DNA sequence?
« on: 28/06/2010 15:30:02 »
Mark Cox asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Naked scientist team,

I heard on one of your podcasts that I could have my entire genome sequenced for 2000usd [actually, probably closer to 45,000 at present. Ed.].

After laying down my 2000 clams and waiting the 2 weeks, if I had this information what could I do with it?

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Mark

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What could I do with my DNA sequence?
« Reply #1 on: 29/06/2010 01:13:17 »
Q. What could I do with my DNA sequence?

A. Change your health insurance premiums ... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5989433.ece

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« Reply #2 on: 29/06/2010 05:44:26 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !
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« Reply #3 on: 29/06/2010 06:29:20 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !

Cripes! Either you had one incredible engraving machine, or he had frikkin' enormous fingers  [;D]
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« Reply #4 on: 29/06/2010 12:57:26 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !

Having your DNA sequence engraved around your ring sounds quite painful, and unnecessary, if you ask me...
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« Reply #5 on: 29/06/2010 14:20:55 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !

Having your DNA sequence engraved around your ring sounds quite painful, and unnecessary, if you ask me...

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« Reply #6 on: 29/06/2010 18:19:09 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !

Cripes! Either you had one incredible engraving machine, or he had frikkin' enormous fingers  [;D]

Well....it was not the entire sequence !!
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« Reply #7 on: 29/06/2010 18:20:17 »
When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !

Having your DNA sequence engraved around your ring sounds quite painful, and unnecessary, if you ask me...

Some people pay for that kind of service !
Men are the same as women, just inside out !

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« Reply #8 on: 30/06/2010 05:33:56 »
This is all a bit reminiscent of the hospital matron who happend to observe that one of the gentlemen patients had "Ludo" tattooed upon his masculine appendage.
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« Reply #9 on: 30/06/2010 08:41:36 »

When I was a jewellery consultant we had a doctor have us make a ring based on his DNA sequence...it was engraved along the outside of his ring....which was nice !


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