The Genome of Craig Venter
Yes, it was published today at PLoS Biology:
We have generated an independently assembled diploid human genomic DNA sequence from both chromosomes of a single individual (J. Craig Venter)… Comparison with previous reference human genome sequences, which were composites comprising multiple humans, revealed that the majority of genomic alterations are the well-studied class of variants based on single nucleotides (SNPs)… The existence of a well-characterized diploid human genome sequence provides a starting point for future individual genome comparisons and enables the emerging era of individualized genomic information.
- a gene variant linked to moist ear wax production
- genes linked to both heart disease (SORL1) and longevity
- genes linked to Alzheimer’s (APOE)
- macular degeneration
- high cholesterol
- carries up to seven gene types linked to tobacco addiction
“We don’t need to fear our genetic codes,” he said.
I have to agree absolutely with it!
Now I have to go to the lab, but tonight, I’m going to take a deeper look at this article…
Until then, here are some links for your pleasure: