Please don’t forget to contribute to the database of real clinical examples I’m currently working on. Anyway, I should create something like an RSS feed for all the interesting news and announcement I usually find in the field of individualized medicine. But now I’m going to try to share some of them with you:
- $100 Human Genome Sequencing Within Sight? (Future Pundit): Should we forget about the 1000$ genome?
- Watson’s Genome (Evolgen):
What makes the sequencing of Watson’s genome different from that of Venter’s? It’s the technology. Watson’s genome was sequenced using one of the next generation sequencing technologies (454), which allows much more sequencing bang for the buck. This isn’t a $1000 genome, but it’s a step in that direction.
- Personalized Medicine: Back to the Future (Crossover Health): Another deep essay from Scott Shreeve.
- Now this is why we need genetic counselors (The SciPhu Weblog): A unique post that was also featured on WordPress.com.
- Largest ever study of genetics behind disease (PHG Online):
The current study involves a much larger sample number of 120,000, which will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of 25 diseases through examining single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and a comprehensive number of copy number variants (CNVs).
- And my favourite article of the week: Mapping the individual – cheaply
The rapidly falling cost and time needed to map your DNA
13 years to map