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
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One of these companies will get sued
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).
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.