Deedeemarz: Too bad it is only for the UK. I have no qualms about participating--despite their warning that someone with sufficient knowledge could create synthetic DNA identical to mine and plant it at a crime scene....
caddisfly: I thought 23 & Me had this covered. I just mailed my spit on Tuesday.
pivazena: caddisfly: I thought 23 & Me had this covered. I just mailed my spit on Tuesday.23 and me just looks at common variants in the population. I think they're on the 100K or 500K SNP chip.This is whole-genome resequencing, 3.2 billion base pairs. I've only done whole-genome sequencing for worms and flies, but we usually need more DNA than what you get out of a loogie, and we need to be more conscientious about not contaminating it
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