The Genomic Revolution

The cost of genetic sequencing has come down by a factor of over $1 million in recent years, and Richard Resnick of GenomeQuest talks about the implications for health and lifespan, happening right now and potentially affecting everyone now living.

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  • Anonymous

    A very interesting talk. I wonder if people will start consenting to having designer viruses inject missing chromosomes to cure themselves from cancer and other diseses. The results sound both exciting and potentially damaging.

    I thought it was also telling that he noted that he hadn’t been sequenced, and the implication he didn’t want to be for life insurance reasons.

    I have idiopathic scolliosis so I would love it if some of this research could spill into finding the root causes and at the least removing the idiopathic part.