18 July 2006

The Personal Genome Part 265

Here's Nick Wade reviewing candidate technologies for the sub-$1000 genome. It's coming, people.


Anonymous said...

Hey Glyn -

Also see my post on the recent Nicholas Wade NYT article.

So, what do you think: Is demand for personal genomics -- assuming technology and economics are somewhat nearby -- decades away, already here, or somewhere in between the two?

Glyn Moody said...

Thanks for the link to your post (and site, which I know well).

I fear that personal genomics is going to be upon us all-too soon - indeed, far sooner than we will be ready to deal with the profound consequences of this knowledge. The one-off tests are bad enough in terms of the anxiety they can cause; I dread to think what a completely genome printout will do....