Ozzy Osbourne The British heavy metal icon and former Black Sabbath frontman had a good reason for having his full genome sequenced and analyzed: He wanted to know why he was still alive. âI was curious,â he wrote in a column this week for Londonâs The Sunday Times. "Given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the yearsânot to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol â¦ you name it - there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why." The St. Louis, Missouri-based Cofactor Genomics sequenced his genome and Knome Inc. analyzed the data, putting the Prince of Darkness in the same company as DNA co-discoverer James Watson and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, who also have submitted to the process, Scientific American reported. People are increasing using genome analysis âto uncover information about their ancestral histories, impending health risks and disorders of potential progeny,â the magazine reported in June. âDespite the completion of the generalized human genome draft a decade ago, connections between diseases and genetic variations have proved to be evermore complex and elusive,â it said. Knome co-founder Jorge Conde said Osbourne was interested in his ancestry and in recently being diagnosed with a Parkinsonâs-like condition. The test revealed some Neanderthal lineage as well as ânovel variantsâ in genes associated with addiction and metabolism. The company didnât divulge the full results of Osbourneâs test. The rocker and his wife, Sharon, are appearing at TEDMED 2010 in San Diego, California, on Friday to discuss the results. His speech is titled, âWhat will the unveiling of a full Osbourne genome reveal?â A Halloween treat, no doubt. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/29/fridays-intriguing-people-31/?hpt=T2 Yeah, why isn't he dead yet??