Friday, August 25, 2006

A Profile of My Very Own

Today I found out that my DNA's finally been run at the lab in case I end up contaminating anything. I'll be entered into CODIS sometime soon. Woo!

Once I found this out, and being the total geek that I am, I asked to look at my profile. Then we did the statistical calculations to see how unique I am. Ready for it? Ready?

I don't think you're ready.

You don't look ready. You should prepare for this. I'll give you 30 seconds.

*Plays the Jeopardy Theme*

My profile appears in one out of every 3.722 quintillion individuals. (There aren't even that many people on the planet.)

That's 1 in 3,722,000,000,000,000,000 people!

I know that you're probably just as interested as I am... So, here it is, folks:

Pretty, ain't it?

If you look closely, you'll notice that three of the same loci were duplicated. These are internal controls to make sure things are copasetic. There are thirteen loci tested (plus the amelogenin - for sex determination) between the cofiler and profiler plus systems. This is the standard that law enforcement uses.

Spiffy. Now all my illegitimate children can find me.
Wait a minute...

End Blog.



your genes looks good

Nikki said...

You're not one of my illegitimate kids, are you?