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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

(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. (Read more Ozzy Osbourne stories.)

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