Genome Sequencing Goes Mainstream in 2015
The first fully sequenced genome started in the year 2000 at the cost of $3 billion. Yes, that is three billion dollars for one genome sequencing. Just a few months ago, the first $1,000 sequencing test was announced. While this test is not available to any Joe Blow that strolls in, many expect genome sequencing to be released to the public in 2015.
It will still be a long time before society can fully reap the benefits of genome sequencing, but the immediate benefits are undeniable. A simple test that can tell you about the existence of, or your susceptibility to certain diseases would be priceless.
By being able to identify your “danger zone” (The diseases you are most likely to end up with) you can learn exactly how to alter your lifestyle, or get on the proper medications early to avoid those problems in the first place. Think of it as having a psychic doctor.