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Non-Recourse Promissory Note - deCODE genetics Inc. and Hakon Guobjartsson

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                              AMENDED AND RESTATED
                          NON-RECOURSE PROMISSORY NOTE

$ 19,900                                     REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, 29 JANUARY 1998

DATE: 1 October, 2000

      FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby unconditionally promises to pay
to the order of deCODE genetics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"),
at the Company's principal office or at such other place as the Company may
designate in writing, on 1 October, 2006, in lawful money of the United States
of America and in immediately available funds, the total price of
nineteenthousand and ninehundred Dollars ($19,900), together with interest,
compounded annually, from January, 1998 through 1 October 2000, on the unpaid
principal at the rate of 6% per annum. Interest shall not accrue following 1
October, 2000. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the
undersigned's employment by or association with the Company is terminated for
any reason prior to payment in full of this Note, this Note shall be accelerated
and all remaining unpaid principal and interest shall become due and payable
immediately after such termination.

      This Note may be prepaid at any time without penalty. All money paid
toward the satisfaction of this Note shall be applied first to the payment of
interest as required hereunder and then to the retirement of the principal.

      The full amount of this Note is secured by a pledge of shares of Common
Stock of the Company, and is subject to all of the terms and provisions of the
Amended and Restated Early Exercise Stock Purchase Agreement and the Amended and
Restated Pledge Agreement, each dated as of March 24, 1999 between the
undersigned and the Company. The Company's recovery against the undersigned for
failure to pay any amount owing hereunder when due shall be limited solely to
the shares of Common Stock or other collateral of the undersigned pledged to the
Company in the Amended and Restated Pledge Agreement. The undersigned shall not
be liable or have any personal liability in any other respect for the payment of
any amount due under this Note.

      The undersigned hereby represents and agrees that the amounts due under
this Note are not consumer debt, and are not incurred primarily for personal,
family or household purposes, but are for business and commercial purposes only.

      The undersigned hereby waives presentment, protest and notice of protest,
demand for payment, notice of dishonor and all other notices or demands
in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default or endorsement
of this Note.

      This Note shall be governed by, and construed, enforced and interpreted in
accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding conflict of laws
principles that would cause the application of laws of any other jurisdiction.

      This Amended and Restated Non-Recourse Promissory Note reflects amendments
to the Amended and Restated Non-Recourse Promissory Note delivered to the
Company by the undersigned on 29 January 1998 as amended as of March 24, 1999,
which amendments were agreed upon between the Company and the undersigned as of
1 October, 2000 . It supersedes and replaces in all respects such prior Amended
and Restated Non-Recourse Promissory Note.

Name (signature): /s/ Hakon Gudbjartsson
Print name: Hakon Guobjartsson

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Amended and Restated
Promissory Note.


Name (signature): /s/ Kari Stefansson
Print name: Kari Stefansson
Title: President and CEO

Witness: /s/ Tanya Zharov
         Tanya Zharov, Secretary