February 16, 2012

Harvard Mapping My DNA Turns Scary


Four months after I walked into a lab at Harvard University and gave a vial of blood to have my genome sequenced, my search to understand my DNA led me to Mark Sanders, a former Indiana firefighter… Sanders finally found a match and received a transplant in October 2010 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He spent three months recuperating at a nearby apartment, accompanied by Diane and their two cats. His immune system weakened during recovery, he became infected with Legionnaire’s disease and almost died.

Bloomberg, by John Lauerman, 02/15/2012

Tags: genome sequenced, Genomics, Harvard University, Legionnaire's disease, Mark Sanders, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Transplant

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