Jobs Was One of 20 People in the World to Have Entire DNA Sequenced

Jobs Was One of 20 People in the World to Have Entire DNA Sequenced

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Steve Jobs was one of 20 people in the world to have all the genes of his cancer tumor and his normal DNA sequenced, reveals the upcoming biography on Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. The price tag at the time was $100,000.

The DNA sequencing that Mr. Jobs ultimately went through was done by a collaboration of teams at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT. The sequencing, Mr. Isaacson writes, allowed doctors to tailor drugs and target them to the defective molecular pathways.

A doctor told Mr. Jobs that the pioneering treatments of the kind he was undergoing would soon make most types of cancer a manageable chronic disease. Later, Mr. Jobs told Mr. Isaacson that he was either going to be one of the first "to outrun a cancer like this" or be among the last "to die from it."


You can pre-order the biography from here for $17.88. It's scheduled for release on October 24th.

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Jobs Was One of 20 People in the World to Have Entire DNA Sequenced

Ranmat - October 22, 2011 at 8:37am
So when they perfect cloning, maybe we could have Steve jobs 2.0? :D
Russell - October 21, 2011 at 6:22pm
"Mr. Jobs told Mr. Isaacson that he was either going to be one of the first "to outrun a cancer like this" or be among the last "to die from it." Such arrogance!
Notch - October 21, 2011 at 3:29pm
All of them, hopefully. Why u mad?
AmriiBacchus - October 21, 2011 at 4:57pm
Must be a liberal... "trying to make money? You greedy SOB"... The article is not trying to trick you into buying it..
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