Mar 17, 2016

Necrogenomics: Gathering DNA From the Dead to Improve the Lot of the Living

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

This one kind of gives me the heebie geebies.

DNA sequencing of the deceased could lead to a number of advances in health care. A group of scientists in Denmark have launched a proposal to create the world’s first national necrogenomic database.

The idea that dead men tell no tales is about to be seriously put to shame, should a newly suggested DNA registry in Denmark become reality.

The registry would collect genomic data from the recently deceased. Coupled with information of past illnesses and ailments, the new data could generate insights into hereditary diseases, genomic disease triggers, and drug efficiency.

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