Thoughts on Gene Sequencing

After the human genome project, it costed a billion dollars to sequence a human genome and guess what it just costs a thousand dollars today. A billion to a thousand in ten years. That’s a big impact. There have been reports suggesting that it would cost $300 in the near future(2-5 years).

This cost makes me think about the future of gene sequencing and I strongly think the following would happen in a decade or so:

  • A fancy little kiosk where you give your saliva sample and it tells you about your ancestors, future diseases. This information can potentially help you to live longer by empowering with the information beforehand.
  • The True Personalized medicine – all drugs are prescribed after a gene analysis

References:

http://medicinex.stanford.edu/portfolio/medicine-x-day-2-anne-wojcicki/

 

 

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