I just read the following post from the 23andMe company blog. The most interesting revelation here is the demonstration of how easy it is for a person to find a compatible organ donor once their DNA is scanned and compared against the DNA of other individuals in the database.
Less than ten years ago an enormous scientific endeavor to decode a single human genome was completed with the expenditure of millions of dollars and more than a decade of intense effort. Today, for less than $1,000 you can have your own individual DNA analyzed in a matter of weeks! The ability to analyze the DNA of an individual cheaply and quickly represents a revolution in the way mankind will be able to manipulate the human body. Stick with us here at singularity hub and be in the know as the revolution unfolds.
In the next month or so I will be having my DNA analyzed by the two leading companies in the field, 23andMe and deCODEme. In depth analysis of my experience at both companies will be posted here as soon as possible so stay tuned.