Reminder, 23andMe sale through Christmas

By Razib Khan | December 23, 2010 9:50 am

A reminder that 23andMe’s sale is valid until Christmas. Including the mandatory yearly subscription to their “Personal Genome Service”, that’s $160 (though you only get charged $99 + shipping initially, the subscription is $5/month). I didn’t quite go up to the 10 kits per person, but I did come close. There will likely be new amateur and/or open source genome projects in 2011, so if you’re from an underrepresented community this might be useful as a public good. It is true that the probability of finding actionable medical information is low, but you can do whatever you want with your ~1 million SNPs indefinitely. Channeling Sally Struthers, can’t you afford the purchase of ~1 million SNPs for the cost of 10% of a cup of expensive Starbucks coffee drinks per day for a year? That’s 1/60th of a penny per SNP!

(and for the record, I am not getting a cut)

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Genetics, Genomics
MORE ABOUT: 23andMe
  • http://fs.pkheavy.com Zach K

    I got mine as a present from my girlfriend. Very excited. However, I can’t drive to Jersey to mail it out today because of the snow. Damn those stupid NY restrictions.

  • http://ted.kosmatka@yahoo.com T. Kosmatka

    Also got mine as a present.

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