Personal genomics, blogs Jason Bobe, is going to change translational medicine from a "trickle-down" model to a "virtuous circle" model. He envisions this circle to include patients, doctors, and scientists as equal partners in getting basic research to the real world. Bobe points to a recent editorial in Nature Genetics that says people participating in George Church's Personal Genome Project are co-investigators, not patients.

 

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