TITLE

Luxury Genes

AUTHOR(S)
Herper, Matthew
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;1/7/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm Knome is offering the service to hypochondriacs and their sympathizers to read their entire DNA code for $350,000. Until now, only gene mapper J. Craig Venter and James Watson, who discovered the structure of the DNA, have gotten to look straight at their entire DNA code. Other companies recently surfaced that give consumers a glimpse of their genes for prices ranging from $985 to $2,500. But Knome is promising to look at all 3 billion letter pairs in a person's genome, in a few months' time.
ACCESSION #
28394146

 

Related Articles

  • The inflection point for biotech has been reached. Pinto, Jim // Process & Control Engineering (PACE);Jul2012, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p4 

    The article reports that biotech industry will face inflection points in near future which will bring various changes in the human experiences and it also offers information on synthetic DNA which was found by scientist Craig Venter.

  • Human genetics: Individual genomes diversify. Levy, Samuel; Strausberg, Robert L. // Nature;11/6/2008, Vol. 456 Issue 7218, p49 

    The article focuses on several studies on the genomes of an African and Asian individual. It states that the studies detailed the development and application of a high-troughput technology for sequencing DNA to decipher the genomes of two people, one of West African descent and the other of Han...

  • Ownership and the human genome.  // Nature;9/29/1994, Vol. 371 Issue 6496, p363 

    Announces the informal and private meeting in Washington on October 4, 1994, aimed at addressing issues of ownership and access to information about the human genome. Way by which databanks store DNA information; Access of academic and industrial users to databases; Criticisms against the...

  • Venter's Ocean Genome Voyage. Selim, Jocelyn // Discover;Jun2004, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p10 

    Reports on the plan of biologist J. Craig Venter to catalog DNA and genetic diversity in the oceans. Number of genes and marine microbes he identified from a sample; Description of his shotgun DNA sequencing technique; Views of U.S. Department of Energy researchers on Venter's plan.

  • A Bug's Story. Bennett, Jessica // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);7/23/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 4, p8 

    The article highlights the accomplishment of Craig Venter, the entrepreneur who decoded the human genome and has taken the next step in creating a man-made organism. Scientists at Venter's institute, report in "Science" that they have successfully replaced an entire genome of one bacterial cell...

  • A Bug's Story. Bennett, Jessica // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);7/23/2007 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 4, p10 

    The article highlights the accomplishment of Craig Venter, the entrepreneur who decoded the human genome and has taken the next step in creating a man-made organism. Scientists at Venter's institute, report in "Science" that they have successfully replaced an entire genome of one bacterial cell...

  • Illumina unveils genome sequence of African male.  // Nature;2/14/2008, Vol. 451 Issue 7180, p759 

    The article reports on the completion of a research conducted by the San Diego, California-based biotechnology company on the sequencing of the complete genome of an African man. Researchers compared data from the four genomes of two Caucasian men and one Chinese man while Lumina's work involves...

  • DNA founder disgraced by racial remarks. Boyd, Herb // New York Amsterdam News;11/1/2007, Vol. 98 Issue 45, p11 

    The article reports that James D. Watson, a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and biophysicist who discovered the structure of DNA, was recently assailed for claiming that Black people are less intelligent than whites. According to Craig Venter, a scholar in decoding the human genome, there is no...

  • LAB REPORT. Ball, Philip // Prospect;Dec2007, Issue 141, p61 

    The article discusses various news reports in global science as of December 2007. The expressed intentions of China's space program to build a lunar outpost are mentioned. The controversial views of American scientist James Watson pertaining to the genetics of inferiority are analyzed. Comments...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics