A child delivered last week in California could well be the first healthy baby born in the United States "with his entire genetic makeup deciphered in advance," according to MIT Technology Review.
One day we'll have truly personalized medicine; your doctor will sequence your genome and prescribe a drug tailor-made for whatever ails you. Though this vision is still decades away, there are already a few people who are benefiting from it. Like this young woman, whose rare disorder was diagnosed after she got her…
Scientists have successfully sequenced a baby's entire genome while it was still in the womb — and without interfering with its protective sac. This non-invasive breakthrough could have profound implications for prenatal screening practices, and the potential elimination of genetic disorders.
A small Amsterdam startup called Medicinal Genomics, has analyzed the marijuana plant down to its strands of DNA, and the company's CEO says some analysis of the data will be available as an iPad app next fall.
Drawing individual strands of DNA through nanoscopic pores in a chip could do in a matter of minutes what the human genome project took more than a decade to achieve – sequence an entire human genome.
A year ago, it was big news that the human genome could be sequenced for just $50,000. Now, one physicist is trying to make everyone else look ridiculous by saying he can do the whole damn thing for $30.