Sage Bionetworks’ Stephen Friend lists at Xcomony five technologies that he thinks “will be relegated to museum displays in the next five (OK, maybe 10) years.” That list includes genome-wide association studies, proteomics as an “end approach” to studying disease, and “hunter-gatherer approaches” in which researchers collect clinical and genomic data from a large group, such as the Framingham cohort, to analyze themselves.

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