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Human DNA is a big deal. Until now, it has been largely an unknown, with the complete human genome decrypted only a decade ago at the cost of $billions.

Now, the complete individual genome can be described by Complete Genomics for several $hundreds or a $thousand or so, and it takes only a few weeks.

23andMe does a comparable job for only $100. Find family tree information, plenty of genetic issues and where your DNA came from geographically [approximately]

Human identity is a big deal and becoming more important. Until the last couple of centuries, people were serfs, slaves or owned them at various levels of power. Citizens have been and still are mere state chattels with no ownership rights of their country other than as an electoral unit [if that lucky]. Tradable Citizenship here:

To properly identify people, various biological markers can be used, such as iris, fingerprint, retina, palm veins, facial recognition, signature, PIN, password, trick questions. DNA is a rock solid identifier built into every cell. If somebody loses their eyes, fingerprints, speech, memory, hands, they can still be identified by DNA [of course the situation would be grim if they lost all that but no doubt people have done].

If Tradable Citizenship was part of personal property, it would need to be linked correctly to individuals.

There are medical and other matters which are helped by DNA knowledge too. Finding family members would involve no guesswork.

Human quality control is a badly handled process which at present is left to the eugenics process run by women. They are doing a reasonable job, eliminating millions of males from the reproductive process, but they could do with some facts to help them. DNA information would help them eliminate hidden genes. There are 6 billion people so there's a lot of DNA dross that can be left to die on the vine and there would still be huge numbers of higher quality people to carry on.

With genetic engineering and genetic selection, the process could be accelerated. Women could tick the boxes they want their babies to have - including intelligence, benign nature, and the swarms of other variables they would want to select. They might have a pretty good bloke and just need to choose one of 5 zygotes to ensure they get the best one. Or clip the right DNA right in alongside the other components which were "naturally" selected.

Good information will be crucial. Complete Genomics could supply it.

Women are spending tens of $thousands on fertility treatment and they fear genetic and other disorders. They will be happy to add some quality control to their current guesswork, spend and hope.

We could use a LOT more Flynn Effect and general human quality improvement. It's too late for me, but those due to be born in the next decade or three should not be subject to the whims of DNA lottery and disaster. Nature eliminates random mutations by cruel acts of destruction. 99.9999999% of DNA attempts end in failure. Women have done a lot of selection to improve the species, and males are somewhat selective but they could do with some help.

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45Talking to a human geneticist [in London] he confirmed my theory that the value Maurice Winn17/26/2012
44 20% job cuts
43This might help: blueseq.comTheSlowLane-3/12/2012 For the record. I should put a list of competitors here so who is Maurice Winn13/12/2012
41Thanks for that C2. Very interesting. One of the great benefits of having coMaurice Winn13/11/2012
40Haplogroup G, subgroup M201, discussed below julepe.orgcarranza2-3/11/2012
39There is a LOT of bung dna which is only gradually filtered from the gene pool aMaurice Winn13/11/2012
38I am going to have DCGN evaluate my genetic risks, which should be minimal as bocarranza2-3/11/2012
37Good overview of emerging sequencing technologies here: blueseq.comTheSlowLane-3/11/2012
36Thanks for that information. There seem to be competing claims <<i>Maurice Winn13/11/2012
35I hope you do better with GNOM than I did with DCGN, a company with a grand ideacarranza2-3/10/2012
34Fair enough Chis, you can kook and run in regard to Ron Paul and discussing thinMaurice Winn13/10/2012
33I'm sure he'll fade from view as the fiscal catastrophe looms large and Maurice Winn13/9/2012
32I won't continue to argue with you other than to say I don't agree with Chris08-3/9/2012
31Quite right that Ron Paul advocates a return to the gold standard. But more prMaurice Winn13/9/2012
30I don't think the concept of insurance is compatible with providers picking Chris08-3/9/2012
29Vote for Ron Paul, an obstetrician who actually understands things. It is amazMaurice Winn13/8/2012
27With this, they can afford to be cheap: <<i>... Oxford NMaurice Winn12/20/2012
26We all know commies are cheap bastards.KyrosL-2/14/2012
25Costumers is a useful neologism but easily confused with theatrical performancesMaurice Winn12/14/2012
24You're doing a great job with my spelling errors, I just wish you could haveidos-2/14/2012
23The share prices has slid again, so it seems that you have frightened the marketMaurice Winn12/14/2012
22<i>>…the market thought this is a very important costumer for GNOM.<DewDiligence_on_SI-2/14/2012
21Financial terms of the deal with Mayo were not disclosed but obviously the markeidos-2/14/2012
20Complete Genomics going completely crazy [in share price]. 18 million shares, Maurice Winn12/13/2012
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