It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Sequencing the genomes of 100 people over 100 years old

page: 1
3

log in

join
share:

posted on May, 10 2012 @ 03:43 AM
link   

A $10million (£6.2million) contest to see which laboratory can accurately and economically sequence 100 human genomes has been tweaked to focus on the genetics of people over the age of 100.The competition, now sponsored by U.S. drug benefit manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, is aimed at achieving a ‘medical grade’ standard for gene sequencing that could ultimately be used to help everyone live longer lives through personalised medicine.‘All the technology that people are buying now gives slightly different answers,’ said pioneer geneticist Craig Venter. ‘That means by definition they are not good enough for diagnostics.’Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...




genomics.xprize.org


ABC story on one of the candidates, a 101 year old table tennis player, (seen in picture above)



It looks like the average persons life expectancy is about to be dramatically extended. I think we, as humans will have to start thinking seriously about the world we want to live in. One day we may reach a technological singularity, have computers figure out a way to digitalise our consciousness and nullify the problem of overpopulation. In my opinion, this is a fair way off. If we don't come to terms with the whole "finite earth" concept, we defiantly won't make it. If everybody was to adopt a one child policy everything would be hunk dory, but for some reason many people believe their dna is superior, soon, we'll know if it is...




 
3

log in

join