Scientist to Map Ozzy's DNA

Geneticists will study rock star as drug abuse test case
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 16, 2010 2:56 PM CDT
Music legend Ozzy Osbourne laughs during a news conference for his new album called "Scream" in Toronto on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

(Newser) – Scientists looking to analyze how recreational drugs are absorbed into the body have found the ideal subject: Ozzy Osbourne. Taking advantage of the fact that Ozzy abused drugs and alcohol for years, the US-based genetics company Knome is mapping the rocker's full genome, CBS News reports. "Sequencing and analyzing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value," says the director of research.

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