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The winner receives personal whole genome sequencing and comprehensive interpretation of your genome as well as Knome's proprietary genome browser software to navigate and explore your own genome and two years of Knome's update service. A digital copy of your whole genome sequence will be put on Knome's security encrypted GenomeKey. According to the eBay listing if you win you will also take part in a "private, in-person roundtable discussion held at the Harvard Club of Boston with Knome's team of world-leading geneticists, clinicians and bioinformaticians to review your sequence data, present the results of your analysis, discuss the role of genetic variation in the development of disease and highlight the latest research and discoveries." The auction also includes a private dinner with Professor George Church, Co-Founder of Knome, Inc., a visit to Knome's headquarters to review Knome's sequencing protocols and four nights of accommodations at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. So far there are no bids on the auction.
Someday everyone will likely have access to their own genome and it will be a major part of disease prevention and detection but for now, the few on the forefront will have to pay the big bucks.