Ozzy Osbournes Genes decoded

Im Juni hatte ich darüber gebloggt, dass Ozzy Osbournes Gene decodiert werden sollten. Ich hielt das damals für einen PR-Gag für seine neue Platte – und lag falsch. Sie haben Ozzy Osbournes Gene decodiert und er ist über drölftausend Ecken mit Stephen Colbert verwandt.

Bei The Times of London on Sunday hat er drüber geschrieben, die kann man aber wegen Paywall nicht wirklich verlinken, deshalb der Snip aus einem Artikel auf Technology Review:

I'm 6.13 times more likely than the average person to have alcohol dependency or alcohol cravings (er... yeah); 1.31 times more likely to have a cocaine addiction (this must be bollocks, because anyone who takes coke as much as I did gets hooked); and 2.6 times more likely to have hallucinations while taking cannabis (makes sense, although I was usually loaded on so many different things at the same time, it was hard to know what was doing what).

..."One of the unusual things we found in your genome was a spelling in the regulatory segment of your ADH4 gene, which metabolises alcohol," said Dr Nathan. "It could make you more able to break down alcohol than the average person. Or less able." I used to drink four bottles of cognac a day. I'm not sure I need a Harvard scientist to get to the bottom of that mystery.

Ozzy Osbourne's Genome – Genome sequencing makes its move into pop culture (via TheBrowser)