Mark Wilson at Gizmodo has a Q&A with Ari Kiirikki, a VP at Knome, about what consumers can expect from the genome sequencing field in the next five to 20 years. Kiirikki says that on the shorter side of that range, the glut of new sequence data "will enable scientists to make new and important discoveries linking our DNA to health and disease, thereby further increasing the clinical utility of DNA analysis." Two decades from now, he predicts, "Every medicine you take will be tailored specifically to your genome. ... Perhaps most amazingly, your DNA will be fully integrated into your everyday life."
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