Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Google, again!

by Beyond Lab

Just wondering, do you want to have your personal genome information go public like James Watson? Be careful if you pick 23andme or Navigenics to have your DNA sequenced. Google just invested a big lot of money to Navigenics. Eventually, Google will probably put everything up to the web including indexing your DNA.

Just kidding. What I don't really understand is to me (and certainly a lot of other scientists in the field), personal genome or consumer genomics is certainly not ready yet, but why so many people are jumping into this water??!! Is it fun?

Maybe Google will put ad links to every possible website and to promote eMarketing of this 'promising' new thing. One day, conversation will start like this, "Sequenced yet?"

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