23andMe Personal Genome Service

 - Mar 3, 2008
References: nytimes & uncrate
You probably leave samples on the sidewalk all the time, but send a sample of spit (and $1,000) to 23andMe Personal Genome Service you might get more than you bargained for. Using sophisticated DNA Drool detection instrumentation to unscramble your genetic codification, your results are then posted on the 23andMe website where you can:

-- Search and explore genes contributing to their personal characteristics, such as lactose intolerance, athletic ability, and food preferences;

-- Learn how the latest research studies relate to their genomes;

-- Compare their profiles to family and friends who are also 23andMe participants and trace the inheritance of genes associated with specific traits;

-- Discover genetic roots and find out where and how their ancestors lived and learn about the prehistoric events they experienced, and;

-- Actively participate in a new research approach and contribute to the advancement of the field of genetics.