with the Human Genome done the opportunity to intercept, IDENTIFY, and treat early is enormous. "W" sure is in the right place at the right time for this one. This is bigger than putting a man on the moon, sliced bread, ice cream, and electicity put together.
The question will be how "they" use the info. Will it be used to the advantage of the health business or to treat people?
That said, SARS will be the beta test of how quickly these tools will be used to develop a cure. People are talking years and I can not see that as a defendable position. Get it done.
Not sure if my header statement of 1 week is exactly true, but it is close. The HGP can id dna in the time it takes to eat a meal. Case closed. OJ did it. You have a 60% chance of getting whatever after 70 years, innocent, guilty, do this, avoid, that, choose to test, chose not to test (religious, stupid, lazy, scared),,,
This may become a labor issue for doctors and lawyers. The Salem witch trials happened because midwives were delivering babys and the doctors wanted to clean house.
That said, add this power to a company with near 100 tests mostly the same. Similarly qualified, submissions alike, same channels, same manufacturing space.