Genomic Dawn

Genomic medicine is really arriving now.

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Doubtless the owners of race

Doubtless the owners of race horses think that horse racing is a good idea.

A "Dawn?" No, just a protracted, costly sunset.

Treating and curing cancer:

Treating and curing cancer: sequencing won't do it. Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.

Granted it is not the whole

Granted it is not the whole story but one that gives us the ultimate goal of Genomics - be able to direct diagnostics and treatment.

As a practicing medical

As a practicing medical geneticist last 15 years the diagnostics have been improving steadily, while treatment remains unavailable .

Why the pessimism? Do not

Why the pessimism? Do not underestimate the effect of "big data." Deeper, more focused research approaches carried out at faster speed with greater likelihood of successful results? Yes, that ultimately will make a huge difference in treatment and cure. More efficient use of funding will only accelerate the process. As I always say, "Follow the money." By the way, the link to the article should be http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/genomics-future-idINDEEA250GI20....

Why the pessimism? Do not

Why the pessimism? Do not underestimate the effect of "big data." Deeper, more focused research approaches carried out at faster speed with greater likelihood of successful results? Yes, that ultimately will make a huge difference in treatment and cure. More efficient use of funding will only accelerate the process. As I always say, "Follow the money." By the way, the link to the article should be http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/genomics-future-idINDEEA250GI20....

Thank you for the joke, is it

Thank you for the joke, is it April first already ? Did the genomic mafia decided to go for the hail mary. Seriously, I just puked in my throat. How completely removed are people from the dynamic of mutlicellular multi variation multitime shift puzzle, not including environmental effects. Big data... yeah right, Big data just told you to stop drinking aspartame, do you even care ? Come on man.