Monthly Archives: November 2016

N24 Awareness Day 2016: Genetics, the new face of N24 and DSPS.

I got my genes tested this month, and what I found out puts a new face on my understanding of N24 and DSPD.

The first human genome was sequenced in 2003 and cost 2.7 billion dollars.  Over the years researchers have improved their technique and reduced the cost dramatically.  Recently Veritas Genetics announced it had reached the goal of the under $1000 genome, offering a full genome sequence to anyone for $999.  Still very expensive but quite a drop from 2.7 billion!

Other companies also offer a more limited but still useful form of genomic testing.  One of these is 23andMe which offers testing for $99-$199.  Rather than plunging into the deep end  of whole genome sequencing, I thought I’d go with 23andMe to confirm that I could get useful information with less expense.  I am very impressed with what I was able to find out from 23andMe…

https://delayed2sleep.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/n24-awareness-day-2016-genetics-the-new-face-of-n24-and-dsps/

 

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