New LA Times article on my daughter Lilly's genome sequencing journey Thanks @ScrippsSTSI @EricTopol http://t.co/mzWHbibRvu #genomicsVery impressed by this story.
— Steve Grossman (@stevenjgrossman) January 20, 2014
"When scientists first assembled a draft of the human genome in 2000, they hoped sequencing technology could revolutionize medicine by revealing the genetic underpinnings of all sorts of ailments. Since then, the cost of reading the 3 billion DNA letter pairs that make up a person's genetic blueprint has plummeted from hundreds of millions of dollars to about $1,000. It used to take months; now, technicians can get a read in about a day."
Reading Lilly's fiction right now... Understanding various gene mutations happening in same disease in as much patients as we can: this is how we'll find crucial help curing the disease. Same disease patients will have a lot of genome data sharing work to do... This is the way genome sequencing works when it comes to helping modeling new drugs... If the drug does not target enough gene mutations, the disease will come back...
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Commoditizing soon: RT @cathcoste: Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease http://t.co/LKEPaurJp9 #pm101 #genomics
— Robert West PhD (@westr) January 21, 2014