If Our Bodies Could Talk: The Big-Data Quest to Treat Every Disease

“When Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel discovered that Sonia had inherited the gene for a fatal neurodegenerative disease, they quit their jobs to dedicate themselves to finding a treatment. President Obama believes that the American people may be able to help. It cost $400 million to sequence a person’s genome in 2003. Now, the cost has plummeted to around $1,000. These maps of all of the genes in our bodies are now easily and quickly attainable, along with enormous amounts of other medical data. The singular question of modern medicine is what to do with this data, and how to use it effectively, efficiently, democratically, and responsibly to improve human health.”

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The Atlantic

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