For this “TechKnow,” our contributors were given the option to test their genetics through a mail-order DNA kit from personal genetics company 23andme. The company aims to make genetic information accessible and affordable to consumers, but unlocking and understanding all of the information in the humane genome requires more complex and expensive testing.
The “$1,000 genome” has been a buzzword within the medical and genetics communities for over a decade—a time in the future when patients and individuals can have their entire genome sequenced for just $1,000. It took 14 years and over $3 billion to read the first complete human genome in 2000. Since then, several options have been provided to the public with varying costs and results.
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