Some blood donors in the San Diego area are getting their genomes sequenced for free, KPBS reports.

Some 70 San Diego Blood Bank donors who give blood as part of the Chargers Blood Drive will have their genomes sequenced by Illumina. Though, it's part of the blood bank's effort to develop a DNA database to help researchers link genes with health outcomes, the selected donors will also receive their sequencing results.

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