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Adventures in personal genomicsland

SNPedia

I recall a joke that probably plenty of folks have told; I heard it

from Francis Collins, the head of NIH’s Genome Project.

A previously-married woman heads to bed for the first time with her

new beau, and to his surprise, she admits to being a virgin. When he

wonders why, she says, “Well, I was married to a genome biologist, and

every night, he just sat in bed and talked about how great our sex

life would be someday.”

The Genetic Genealogist

myDNAchoice – Are Your Surfing Habits the Result of Your Genome?

The Gene Sherpa

One of these companies will get sued

The Personal Genome

For example, I share parts of my Y-chromosome with my father (I didn’t

ask his permission to post parts of it online it either).

Wingedpig

Googling around, I found that the APOE gene on chromosome 19 is of

particular interest, specifically APOE e2, e3 and e4. In the Genome

Explorer, I can type in APOE, and it takes me to a listing of 19 SNPs

on the APOE gene. Ok, great. But I have no idea which one(s) of those

SNPs are the ones we’re talking about and what the mutations are.

Without this last bit, the Genome Explorer is basically meaningless.

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    Vectorpedia(Rick) said:

    I enjoyed the joke by Francis Collins but I would suggest the previously-married womans husband who was a genome biologist may have also had a secret life as a futurist……..a man of dreams and no action……LOL