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Support Me to Have My Genome Sequenced!

I’ve already written a post about it, but this time Attila told me about an even more useful service, Justgiving.com, where I try to promote my mission more efficiently.

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babydna40.jpgI 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 fundraising page to try to make my dream come true.

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.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Jeans For Genes Campaign will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

For those, who don’t understand my mission. The main points here are to raise awareness of personalized medicine and to grab the media’s attention. We need to discuss the issues of this emerging field of medicine and try to answer some crucial questions (Who could know about the data of my genome? Should my future employer of insurer know about it? Who owns the information of my DNA?) It means this is about education and discussion!

So please, support this mission!

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dugg!

    October 10, 2007
  2. Good news, Berci: George Church says that by next year he’ll be able to do an exome for $310…so keep filling that piggy bank!

    October 10, 2007
  3. Thank you, Kocher!

    Misha, it sounds fantastic! It means I could donate more to the Jeans for Genes Campaign. :)

    October 10, 2007

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