There are three options available for people to get a look into their genomic profile, says a how-to wiki over at Wired. The first two options, going to a genetic counselor or going through a company, are described in brief in favor of a five-step DIY-approach to genome sequencing. All you have to do, according to the wiki, is swab a cheek, buy a couple of kits, PCR machine, and a sequencer and you're off to the races.

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