Clinical Sequencing Hurdles

A Stanford whole-genome sequencing study reveals uncertainties about the technology's clinical readiness.

Full-text access for registered users only. Existing users login here.
New to GenomeWeb? Register here quickly for free access.

Finally an honest appraisal

Finally an honest appraisal of the status of genomics/genetics as diagnostics and tools for precision medicine. It gets tiring reading titles like "Next Generation Sequencing Successful in Cancer Diagnosis," only to learn that NGS missed two out of three patients diagnosed by traditional means.

Euan Ashley went on to say in

Euan Ashley went on to say in his statement, “Our intention in doing this analysis was to draw a line describing where we are with this technology at this point in time and identify how best to move forward. Things are becoming more clear, and the challenges to bringing this technique to the clinic are becoming crystallized. Whole-genome sequencing has the power to be absolutely transformative in the clinic.”

WGS is here to stay as a diagnostic tool. It will only become more precise as the data generated becomes more reliable and better understood. And it will.

yeah but you are so detached

yeah but you are so detached from what actually happens in a hospital, most of the time you claim obscure disease wins while AIDS, malnutrition, clean water are still a basic human challenge. The community is so removed from reality and creates so much hype. No wonder research gets a bad rap...