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Anyone had their genome sequenced?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tres, 21 Aug 2020.

  1. tres

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    Bit of an odd question perhaps, but as we are in the age where cost has dropped from $5 billion to about $300, I'm tempted to give it a shot. Just out of pure curiosity.
     
  2. Narj

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    I presume this is where they can tell if you have genes that could indicate medical conditions and other traits? Personally I'd say don't ask questions you don't want the answers to. :D

    Also, there's no guarantee the company doing the work won't keep the data archived and that it won't be slurped by government agencies or even shared with the likes of insurance companies in the future (that could spell disaster for family premiums).

    Excuse my dystopian paranoia...
     
  3. Stu999

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    Are you talking about full genome sequencing or just DNA sequencing? I think full genome is more towards the £600 to £1,000 range.

    I’ve had DNA done with 23andme. Got it when it was relatively new several years ago.
     
  4. tres

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    Full genome
     
  5. neocon

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    Do you just get the raw code? How will you know what you're reading?

    23 and me give you lots of information which is kind of fun.
     
  6. G-MAN2004

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    No, because paying to give a private company my DNA and the rights to sell it to third parties is a terrible idea.
     
  7. labbby

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    I read the the title as ‘ anyone had there gnome sequenced’

    :D
     
  8. Efour

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    My first pass, without glasses was "gnome stolen"
     
  9. jsmoke

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    It's "gnome silenced". I had someone poison my gnome last year.
     
  10. lunar

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    So, if you discover that you have faulty genes that would lead to a medical condition; do you have to mention this on the application form if taking out a life insurance policy?
     
  11. Narj

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    It could amount to insurance fraud if you didn't declare a condition that you were aware of at the time of taking out a health or life insurance policy. I think you have to declare anything newly discovered at renewal but it'll be in the T&Cs. It's a tricky trade-off and why I'm personally very wary of this sort of thing.

    We all know how insurance companies will use any technicality they can find to get out of paying up so I wouldn't be surprised at all if they acquired this sort of data down the line if they don't already.
     
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  12. jsmoke

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  13. Devilman

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    Gnome Sequestered :confused::D:D
     
  14. labbby

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    Or ‘anyone had their gnome sentenced’ :D
     
  15. jpaul

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    Is there an open'ish database with genome sequencing results ? or can you decide to voluntarily submit yours.

    programme I'd heard suggested the analysis returns a lot of 'guff' about probability you have various personality/medical traites,
    but, had, usefully, enabled people to identify biological parents .

    Gattaca's amongst my favourite films.
     
  16. Psycho Sonny

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    Link to test?

    Might try it myself
     
  17. neoboy

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    50% off code in the description
     
  18. Psycho Sonny

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    Don't know whether the £500 test is worth it over the £300 after the 50% off.
     
  19. Energize

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    While I'm curious I wouldn't want to find out if I had the gene for fatal insomnia.
     
  20. Gerard

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    Whats the point?