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Friday, October 17, 2014

WONDERFUL WORLD OF SCIENCE# THE FUTURE IN GENOMICS( FROM MEDICAL FUTURISTS NEWSLETTER)

10 Promising Technologies Assisting the Future of MedicineExpand

7) Direct-to-consumer Genomics

With the advances genomic companies have made, now anyone can get access to their own genome sequences. While the cost of this was about 3 billion dollars more than tey years ago, now it is getting close to $1-2,000, and eventually, sequencing will be cheaper than the shipping cost of the sample. Although we cannot make many medical decisions based on the pure data, the analysis of our DNA will soon give us the power of make better decisions about our future. This way, the era of personalized medicine when we only get drugs that are designed to our own genomic background will finally arrive.

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