I received this last week just before I left town. No, it’s not a bar mitzvah invitation…it’s more like a birth announcement, I suppose. Navigenics sent me an offer to become a “charter member” and a 20%-off coupon (which seems to have expired already). Even though the Personal Genome Project will soon genotype the bejeezus out of me (if it hasn’t already), I am still keen to use one or more of the commercial services. I’m still not sure about which one(s) (or how to pay for it), but I think if I am to write about these companies with any sort of authority, then it’s only right to have walked the walk at least once.
UPDATE: Navigenics co-founder and CSO Dietrich Stephan informs me that the invite was mailed with plenty of time before expiration. I should say I didn’t mean to point the finger in anything other than a teasing way and, coupon or no, the Navigenics folks have been nothing less than gracious and helpful to me. For that I am grateful.