A New DNA Sequencing Startup Wants to Pay You For Your Genetic Data

Written by on December 12, 2019 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments


By Eleazer Corpuz | Futurism

Sequencing Startups

The Human Genome Project was a huge milestone in scientific discovery. The project aimed to map the uncharted world of the genome — the entirety of a human’s genes. The project was successful but it came with a hefty price tag. It took a decade and $2.7 billion to complete. Still, it has given researchers more insight into the inner workings of human DNA.

Now, with better and cheaper tools at humanity’s disposal, some startups are capitalizing on the opportunity to bring genome sequencing to the public. Among these startups is Genos.

The company says that it plans to sequence the entirety of the human genome, albeit in the future. For now, the company aims to sequence a segment of the genome known as the exome. The exome is part of the genome that expresses its information into proteins. It constitutes around 1 percent of the human genome.

Credit: Genos

More Choices, More Data

More and more startups are cropping up to provide consumers with valuable information about their genetics. Their methods are similar wherein the consumers send in samples taken by the kit they purchased. The companies then send them a detailed report of their genes. Startups like Color Genomics have kits available to the public that focuses on the detection of cancer. Genos differentiates itself from others by encouraging people to submit their results to research labs. They plan on compensating the consumer should they opt-in for these studies.





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