First individual human genome

courtesy of Craig Venter – whom else? It is also one half of the genome of his only son (the individual denoted 3.5 in Figure 1 of the PLoS paper). Nature news says that he has a risk of wet earwax (see ABCC11 sequence) and Alzheimer (APOE + SORL1 sequence). More genetic links are to blindness, alcoholism, lactose intolerance, substance abuse, hypertension & obesity – we can create a long list for Venter 3.5, his 29 year old son who has probably not agreed to the publication of his data. Even more will be in the forthcoming book “A life decoded”. As we learned in the accompanying post – avoid also boring books, yea,