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poisonedantidote's avatar

considering how much effort there is in that, i would imagine the price would have to be quite high. and i would be interested in having mine sequenced, however i would not pay for it.

i see it as a fair exchange, you get more data to study, possibly leading to some discovery that has value in and of its self, and i get my genome sequenced. fair swap.

faye's avatar

I’d love it. genetics, diseases, ancestry-all fascinating to me

virtualist's avatar

Yes, I want to have my genome sequenced. It is inherently and factually mine. It is still not going to tell me how the ‘response to nurture’ part of me was encoded nor create a map of my ultimate fate(s). Sufficient mysteries of my past and future life survive. That is a good thing.

Darwin's avatar

Why? It won’t be replicated in anyone else and it would probably be expensive.

buster's avatar

I wouldn’t do it because you mentioned paying for it.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

Then they’d figure out what was wrong with me, and that’d take half the fun out of being me.

markyy's avatar

I suspect most people will say: No, I don’t want to know how I die. I do think all of this changes when you have a baby, not only would it be more compelling to find out as the parent (in order to survive so you can raise and protect the infant), but what about the baby itself?

There are already tests to find out pre-existing conditions of the foetus, so would you not take the extra step and find out what dormant genetically programmed diseases slumber in your child’s genetics? I’m sure there are diseases to be found that can easily be cured before they pop up a few years later under the wrong circumstances, would a parent not to do everything in his/her power to prevent this? I think a lot of parents will test their baby for this.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Yes and I’d pay about $100. for it. I’m curious about diseases as well as genetic ties.

Supacase's avatar

As long as it remained private information and couldn’t be used by insurance companies to deny me coverage, sure. I think it would be interesting. I wouldn’t pay a fortune for it, though.

fireinthepriory's avatar

Same as @Supacase. If there was universal health care, then heck yes! Don’t think I’d pay too much for it… even though I know how expensive it is, being a scientist. And it ain’t cheap! Probably wouldn’t be willing to pay for the actual cost to run the sequencer even at this point. I’d wait about five years and get it done when pyrosequencing becomes cheap and mainstream.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@Darwin It keeps getting cheaper; it’s like Moore’s Law (in terms of price-performance.)

Anyway, sure, why not? I’d like to have my genes read to figure out how to change them so I can live longer, remove defects, and etc.

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