Would You Like To Personalize Your Own Genes And Chromosomes?

Assign The Nickname Of Your Choice To A Gene Or Chromosome Of Any Currently Mapped Genome With Over 150 Species To Choose From.

The Genome Registry announced today that it now has genes and chromosomes from over 150 mapped genomes available for pseudonym (nickname) assignment. The Genome Registry is continuously updating its database as scientists sequence and map the genomes of additional species.

The Genome Registry capitalizes on genome sequencing and mapping by offering the ability to name a gene or chromosome from any currently mapped organism for yourself, a loved one, or anyone. This gives registrants the ability to honor or memorialize an important individual. And, it provides an avenue to develop a lasting legacy.

This unique approach, which combines scientific education with novelty gift personalization, has caught the attention of professionals worldwide.

According to Dr. Jim Bidlack, Vice President and Chief Science Officer at The Genome Registry: "We have seen many instances where pseudonyms, which are commonly know as nicknames, have become the common reference for scientific designations. One only has to look at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the medical community, which is now commonly referred to as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease;' and, in astronomy, where seven stars in Ursa Major are commonly called 'The Big Dipper.' I am confident that, over time, something similar will happen within various genomes."

Additionally, The Genome Registry donates a portion of every customer registration to TriBeta, a university level biological honors society, and/or The Wildlife Habitat Council, a group of conservation organizations, corporations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Registration with The Genome Registry (www.TheGenomeRegistry.com) provides a letter of congratulations, acknowledging the individual's contribution to science education and research; a personalized chart containing a detailed graphical representation of the selected genomic component; and, a personalized full color parchment certificate with the genomic component name, data description and date of issuance.

For additional information please contact:

Dr. James (Jim) Enderby Bidlack
Vice President and Chief Science Officer
The Genome Registry
(405) 974-5927