3 Billion Base Pairs for $1000 – What a bargain!
Soon, the price to have your entire genome sequenced will be as cheap as $1000 dollars (not including analysis). This can potentially give you insight into disease predispositions, access to appropriate treatments, etc. However, with this comes more public access to the technology, challenges in our already fragile health system, and concerns for governmental regulatory bodies. After reading this article, and using your knowledge gained from class and readings:
What do you think the $1000 genome’s impacts on public health, medical professionals, and/or governmental policies will be?