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How much would you be willing to pay to have your genome sequenced ?


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Poll: How much would you be willing to pay to have your genome sequenced (right now)? (23 member(s) have cast votes)

How much would you be willing to pay to have your genome sequenced ?

  1. Only for free (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Up to $10 (2 votes [8.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  3. $10-$20 (1 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  4. $20-$50 (1 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  5. $50-$100 (7 votes [30.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.43%

  6. $100-$200 (8 votes [34.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.78%

  7. $200-$500 (4 votes [17.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.39%

  8. $500-$1000 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. $1000 + (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. I don't want my genome sequenced (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1
Zaphod

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The price of genome sequencing continues to fall, eventually it will be affordable to almost everyone, but how much would you be willing to pay to have your genome sequenced today ?


Edited by Zaphod, 17 February 2013 - 01:50 PM.


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Today?? 200-500. It is half the price and is still alot though not as low as to be rediculous.



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I am for cheap medicine costs



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Interesting.  So many of you may have your entire genome sequenced perhaps within the next 10 years or less. The question is, how will the industry cope with the demand. I think it will be a thing a lot of people wont get around to doing as the benefits are not immediately obvious. I think I would pay no more than $200, I would pay more, but the knowledge that it would probably be cheaper in a few years would make me delay.

 

The potential will become staggering as more is learnt about our genes and then we will begin to tailor our lifestyles/diet/drugs around what our genes tell us. Of course, current wisdom suggests the majority wont follow this advice but nonetheless I think it will have a big impact on life expectancy and medical costs.



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I agree with Zaphod, genome sequencing has much potential. It would save thousands of dollars on check ups alone and not to mention lives.I would pay 250 for it.
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It's amazing the progress we've made in 20 years, in 1990 when the human genome project began it was thought it would cost untold millions of dollars and take several millennia with contemporary technology. It makes you laugh that we're now tackling projects such as the 1000 genomes project, and are barely braking a sweat.


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