DailyDirt: Looking At The Human Genome

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The human genome contains an incredible amount of information that we are only starting to parse. Sequencing large amounts of DNA is getting cheaper and faster, so it's only a matter of time before we'll be able to collect a vast amount of genetic information and connect it with practical medical diagnoses and treatments. Here are just a few projects working on decoding our genetic blueprints. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: biology, biotechnology, dna, genome, human, medicine, science


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 6 Nov 2012 @ 5:21pm

    Speaking of DNA

    Is it weird that I wanna breed with a goat to see what happens?

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Nov 2012 @ 6:06pm

    GATTACA or Blade Runner cometh!

    Seriously, someday we'll actually have the technology to produce a clone army... and bias society against the genetically inferior with actual science.

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  3. identicon
    Pixelation, 6 Nov 2012 @ 7:57pm

    Re: Speaking of DNA

    Isn't that how Goatse was created?

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  4. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Nov 2012 @ 4:44am

    Re: GATTACA or Blade Runner cometh!

    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Chris Brand (profile), 7 Nov 2012 @ 11:06am

    "over 1,092 people"

    I'm guessing 1093, but why you'd say "over 1092" rather than "1093" or "over 1000", I have no idea.

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    Michael Ho (profile), 7 Nov 2012 @ 12:00pm

    Re: "over 1,092 people"

    from the article:
    "So far, project researchers have sequenced the genomes of 1,092 people from 14 populations in Europe, East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. Ultimately, they will study more than 2,500 individuals from 26 populations."

    So somewhere between 1,092 and 2,500... perhaps I should have said "up to 2,500"....

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