We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried. The New York Times reports that Knome will use eBay to auction off an opportunity to get your genome sequenced. The auction, scheduled to begin tomorrow, is supposed to open at $68,000 -- a significant drop from the sequencing service's list price of $99,000.

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