Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 Welcome to the genomic revolution

In this talk from TEDxBoston, GenomeQuest CEO Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (and insurance, and politics) upside down.

“The price to sequence a base has fallen 100 million times,” Resnick said. “The world-wide capacity to sequence human genomes is something between 50,000 and 100,000 genomes this year, and this is expected to double, triple or maybe quadruple year over year in the foreseeable future….

“One lab in particular represents 20% of that capacity, the Beijing Genomics Institute. The Chinese are absolutely winning this race to the new Moon.”

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