personal genetics

Genomera looking for Next Citizen Science Study

Genomera is a recently launched company with the mission of helping people understand and analyze their personal genomes. In the vein of their last study Butter Mind, They are currently holding a call for their next Citizen Science based genetic study. The top study will be hosted on the genomera platform and  receive the 23andMe Complete Edition receiving.  So if you have a question you’d like answered about your genome now is the time to ask it. (Details through the link)

Correction: The citizen science study can be anything, not just genetics.

So you think you can Science? The search for the next Citizen Science Study. via Genomera

23andMe $99 Discount on 11/24

23andMe is offering a Discount tomorrow for their personal genetics kit.
Normally it is $499 + $5/mo but starting tomorrow at 10am PST it will be $99 +$5/mo.

The discount code will be B84YAG.

Update:  The discount code is working as of 10am.

Update #2: The reason for the discount is the release of version three of their microarray which now tests ~1 million SNPs

“MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 24, 2010 – 23andMe announced today that the company has transitioned to the third version of the company’s genotyping array. The new technology will allow the company to test approximately one million single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Customers who purchase the 23andMe Personal Genome Service™ on or after Wednesday, November 24th will have their DNA tested on the new version of the array.”

Thanks to Bryan for the tip and hongiiv for the photo.