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Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by pgoody, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. pgoody

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    Hi, I posted this on the dna testing thread, but I figured there would be some people in this thread that don't look at that one that would be interested in this.

    I've been digging into complete genomic sequencing to see what the cheapest test costs these days. If you go to this wiki, it's pretty interesting because there are a large number of companies currently competing to produce a cheap, quick, and reliable whole genome test.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_genome_sequencing

    Here is an article from the WSJ saying that there is already a test for only $3,000 from one of these companies and this dates back to January of 2012. This is pretty cool because easier access to this kind of testing will really revolutionize the way genetically derived disorders and diseases are treated
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204124204577151053537379354.html
    -if you want to read this one you will have to search the title of the article in google and click on it from there in order to see it without a WSJ account or subscription

    A few of the developers:
    http://www.knome.com/
    http://www.lifetechnologies.com/us/en/home.html
    http://www.sequenom.com/
    and there's a LOT more.

    This is another good hub of information regarding this topic:
    http://www.genome.gov/
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    pgoody

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    Another good article:
    http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/23/drugstore-genomes-whos-pushing-the-sequencing-industry/

    This link shows the declining cost of a whole genome sequence: http://www.genome.gov/sequencingcosts/

    23andMe will also be getting into the business of of whole genome sequencing:

    "Eventually 23andMe intends to start offering WGS, which dives much deeper by analyzing all 3 billion base pairs, or sets of letters, that make up a person’s DNA alphabet. But unlike the dozen or so academic labs and private companies that are already sequencing genomes or exomes (the subset of genes that codes for proteins, which regulate the body’s tissues and organs), 23andMe would not require a physician’s approval for this process. That means that one day, accessing a sophisticated sequencing test could be as easy as buying a pregnancy test at a drugstore."
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    DNA analyzing tools from the genome.gov site:
    http://hugenavigator.net/HuGENavigator/home.do

    Go here and click on Genome Prospector and you can enter in a disease or disorder and see the genes relevant to that disease. Seems pretty comprehensive. There are probably a bunch of other useful tools on this site.

    Valentijn
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