Toward precision medicine: a new social contract?

  title={Toward precision medicine: a new social contract?},
  author={Susan Desmond-Hellmann},
  journal={Science translational medicine},
  volume={4 129},
earlier this year, illumina inc. and life technologies inc. each announced new products that can sequence a genome for $1,000 in a single day (1); approximately 3 million times cheaper than the cost during the Human Genome Project back in the early part of the last decade. Furthermore, cloud-based, big-data software companies are capable of using whole-and partial-genome sequencing to automate and operationalize diagnostics in real-life situations with patients. But no one believes that less… CONTINUE READING

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