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Ozzy Osbourne, preparing to grasp the meaning of his genome.

There’s been much attention lately to the failure of genomics advances to create many medical advances. From rock’n’roll comes  hope.

THE mystery of why Ozzy Osbourne is still alive after decades of drug and alcohol abuse may finally be solved.

The 61-year-old former Black Sabbath lead singer — who this week begins his health advice column in The Sunday Times Magazine — is to become one of only a few people in the world to have his full genome sequenced.

In addition to giving Osbourne information that could help prevent diseases, it is hoped the results will provide insights into the way drugs are absorbed into the body.

I suppose stranger things have happened. Now they need to do Keith Richards. Anything rare variants those two share … well, I’m not sure WHAT you do with it.

via The Sunday Times


  1. #1 Brian Switek
    June 16, 2010

    Is anyone working on unlocking the secrets of Keith Richards, as well? 😉

  2. #2 Phillip IV
    June 16, 2010

    This could turn out very interesting – just think of it, we’ll have half the genome of Satan!

  3. #3 Kate from Iowa
    June 16, 2010

    Is Ozzy’s health and advice column going to include erm…nutrition as well?

  4. #4 Phillip III
    June 17, 2010

    “we’ll have half the genome of Satan!”

    why, is the pope getting sequenced too?

  5. #5 Anon
    June 18, 2010

    So that we have the other half.

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