TomBAvoider Posted November 22, 2016 Report Share Posted November 22, 2016 I received this email offer from Promethease. I'm thinking of taking them up on it. "As someone who has received Promethease DNA (genome) reports from us, we would like to tell you about a new DNA sequencing service and a discounted price available only for a limited time to our users. Over ten years ago we established SNPedia as a database of scientific literature about human DNA variants, and we created Promethease to help you learn about the variants you carry. Since then we've seen SNPedia's content double almost every year, and Promethease's interface has improved to enable better searching, filtering and exporting options. If you haven't seen us lately, here's a typical report: http://files.snpedia.com/reports/promethease_data/Genos_example1_ui2.html Regardless of the growth in SNPedia, a Promethease report can only say something about the variants listed in a person's "raw" DNA data file. Most users have DNA data generated using microarray platforms (DNA chips), and typically that means only a minority of the interesting DNA variants were actually tested. We're pleased to announce that a new company, Genos, is now producing a reasonably-priced sequence-based genome service that tests the majority of the DNA variants in all of your genes, and they have worked with us to ensure Promethease compatibility. Their current price for sequencing your whole exome is $399, but until Dec. 12, as a Promethease user you can purchase as many as you like for $359 (a $40 discount), and for each exome we will run a new Promethease report at no charge.[...] [...] While we benefit from having more exomes to analyze, which helps us curate more variants for SNPedia, you benefit from having more comprehensive data. Additional advantages to having exome sequence are detailed here. We remain as committed as ever to helping genome information make a difference in your life, and until inexpensive full genome sequencing becomes available, we see exome sequencing as the best choice to complement and expand the DNA chip-based data you already have for yourself and family members. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and to also check our Genos FAQ page. Sincerely, Mike Cariaso & Greg Lennon info@SNPedia.com " Does anyone have any thoughts about this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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