Cinema Veritas #5: What is whole genome sequencing?

Cinema Veritas #5: What is whole genome sequencing?


Whole genome sequencing is just that. We sequence billions of letters of your DNA,
a long string of A’s T’s C’s and G’s your 40,000 genes are coded for in this
string of letters and we analyze your sequence for variants or changes of
those genes to tell us what’s unique about you. The first time scientists
sequenced the human genome it took 10 years and nearly three billion dollars,
but today you can mail in a saliva sample from the comfort of your own home
and for less than a thousand dollars gain valuable information you can act on
to help you live a longer healthier life. You’ll learn about your risk for certain
types of diseases, whether you should or shouldn’t take specific medication, ways
to optimize your diet and other interesting things, such as ancestry. Many
other companies only offer genotyping which looks for specific variants within
a tiny fraction of your genome, but Veritas on the other hand offers whole
genome sequencing, so instead of looking at less than a million of your A’s T’s
C’s and G’s we sequence your whole genome, and by sequencing your whole
genome rather than just a piece of it you’re getting the master blueprint
which will grow ever more valuable as the scientific body of knowledge
continues to grow and we provide you with useful updates. This is the crucial
benefit of sequencing your whole genome it’s an invaluable investment in your
health management not just for today but for the rest of your life

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