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The genomics intelligence revolution

by Mahni Ghorashi and Gaurav Garg, TechCrunch

We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole genome sequencing (WGS). Consider that researchers at University of Toronto just launched a massive project to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 people per year. This is truly astounding when you recall that it took 13 years and $3 billion to sequence the first human genome, and that as recently as 2012 there were only 69 whole human genomes that had ever been sequenced.

We’ve been using WGS to personalize medicine since 2010, when WGS was first used to inform the treatment of a patient. Continue reading The genomics intelligence revolution