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Please Donate: My dream is to have my genome sequenced!

I know I’m not a Craig Venter, Misha Angrist or anybody else in the list of the 10 subjects of the Personal Genome Project (PGP) whose genomes will be sequenced and published, but as I plan to pledge my life to personalized genetics, I’d love to know more about my genetic destiny. So I’ve created this ChipIn widget to try to make my dream come true and of course, any donation would be welcome.

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Click here to see the progress…

According to the PGP or Venter, the 1000$ genome is going to be reality somewhen in the next few years. I believe it’s not going to be so easy, that’s why some SNPs (Single nucleotide polymorphism) of mine would be enough to know about. I want to try to prevent some diseases I have elevated risk for (e.g. proper diet in case I have elevated risk for obesity or diabetes). And even I don’t say I would make my genome public, I would like to take part in constructing the future of personalized medicine like that.

If I can raise some money, but can’t have my genome sequenced due to technical reasons, I will donate the whole sum to Genetic Alliance. Anyway at least, I’ve tried it…

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12 Comments Post a comment
  1. no worries buddy . u will get succeesss . best of luck!

    September 15, 2007
  2. Thank you, mate! :)

    September 16, 2007
  3. Balázs #

    Disgusting.

    September 16, 2007
  4. Why do you think so, Balázs?

    September 16, 2007
  5. Balázs #

    Begging money for por and/or sick children is okay. But begging for something you can’t afford, but you can afford things like an internet account, a cool suit and other thing what – as you say – a modern scientist should have is a selfish thing, i think, if we look that a lot of people have even nothing to EAT. Science is for the development humanity and not for individuals. Your action is a bit like if the guys at a tech-blog start a charity organization for having an iPhone!

    I don’t say it’s not cool being a blogger’s DNA sequenced, but it has no scientific value and its cost have better place. But keep on, I hope you success and may be one day biotech companies will support those people’s health who don’t have money.

    September 16, 2007
  6. First, personalized medicine is strictly about individuals.

    Second, how can you talk about starving people after reading this blogposts? How are these things related to each other?

    Third, what is the difference between raising money to buy an iPhone or sequencing your genome?

    Fourth, if you say its cost has better place, then I say the money spent on ice hockey or music awards have much better places as well.

    So I totally understand you, just think you misunderstood something.

    Anyway, thanks for the encouragement!

    September 16, 2007
  7. Oh, and by the way, the link to your chipin widget thingy seems to be wrong. We can’t follow the progress of your goal.

    September 16, 2007
  8. Thanks Ricardo! I updated the link. I hope it’s going to be easier now to donate. :)

    September 16, 2007
  9. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

    September 10, 2009

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