This is an irregular post, remotely related to the blog, but for a good cause.
Jay Lake is an award-winning American author of ten science fiction novels and over 300 short stories. He is also one of more than a million Americans who have colon cancer.
His friends started a fundraiser that will allow whole genome sequencing of his cancer (unfortunately, we are close but still not quite at the 1000$-genome goal) . The results of such sequencing has a chance (slight, but more than zero) to suggests new treatment paths not considered by his doctors.
In return for your donation, a bunch of SF writers and friends are going to perform acts of whimsy. Check them out!