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Maciamo
14-10-16, 06:30
Someone posted this on the Eupedia Genetic Research Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/693136957391955/) on Facebook.

The site is called Genomix (http://www.genomix.co) and is apparently run by the University of Sydney in Australia. It is part of a life extension project.

They will sequence the whole genome (3 billion base pairs) at a 30x coverage, which is excellent (better than most testing companies). The raw data will be available for download to use on third-party services. The kit won't be delivered until end of 2017 though.

The price is a mere AUD $200 (135€ or USD $150). Sounds like a good opportunity considering that most whole genomes test costs around USD $1000 to $2000. But I tend to be wary of 'too good to be true offers'. Can anyone think of any drawback?

bicicleur
14-10-16, 07:10
end 2017 ...
maybe the university of Sydney is working on a project to further automatise full genome sequencing, and they are quite confident that it will work ?

Fire Haired14
14-10-16, 08:45
How much better is this than 23andme or FTDNA?

Maciamo
14-10-16, 17:42
How much better is this than 23andme or FTDNA?

23andMe only tests about 1 million base pairs, against 3 billions here, so 3000x more. It's the whole genome. No further test needed. It also includes the full Y chromsome (like BigY at FTDNA).

bicicleur
14-10-16, 19:43
23andMe only tests about 1 million base pairs, against 3 billions here, so 3000x more. It's the whole genome. No further test needed. It also includes the full Y chromsome (like BigY at FTDNA).

I suppose you'll get some file in some format of your whole genome.
But then you have to check the file for SNP's or genes.
How do you do that?
Is there free software available, so you can do it yourself?
Or do you have to turn to some company who offers the service?

Twilight
17-10-16, 16:52
Thank you Maciamo for posting, I'll see what the reviews are before getting tested myself. ^_^

bobbyau
04-01-17, 01:26
Great, thanks for this, I have registered my interest.

Judith
12-01-17, 21:20
As has already been stated it seems too good to be true. But if it is true it removes the market for all the other options, unless the prices fall massively elsewhere. which is good for all of us enthusiasts.

Judith
12-01-17, 21:23
However I am too mean to part with money with so little to go on so I settled for subscribing to their news, and I look forward to too many mailings.

I1a3_Young
15-05-17, 17:21
I wish I had seen this before ordering LivingDNA. If this is true then I will also save up for this new test from U-Sydney.