No, the company is serious. The amount of abuse Ozzy has put himself through and survived is a large part of why he was chosen. The test hopefully will provide information on how drugs are absorbed in the body. The 61-year-old Ozzy has lived a life that would presumably kill any ordinary person.
Even the singer himself cannot understand how he has survived this long, recently describing himself as a "medical miracle" after going on a "bender" for "40 years". He has admitted drinking four bottles of cognac a day at one point, "blacking out, coming to again and carrying on". He also has a genetic disorder similar to Parkinson's disease.
Nathan Pearson, director of research at Knome, said: "Sequencing and analysing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value."You can read more at http://tinyurl.com/22kune9