Chuch: don't need to look 10-20 years ahead. It's what is already available - or was avail 2 years ago - that we should talk about #GET2010
Church: think of genome sequence as a cell phone (play and explore) but also as an insurance policy. Risk info you hope not to need #GET2010
Church: this is going to penetrate more broadly w/ time. May not be a single tipping point. #GET2010
Thanks 'monte'...for the play-by-play!
Alot of thought provoking tweets in the back and forth there, helps a little into analyzing how some of the top minds think and their visions for the future of genomics a base construct to the dvelopement of future drug research that will hopefully bring about some specialized cures.
genomicslawyer Lucier: understanding genomes is fundamental to science, & a viable biz. There are many applications beyond what we've discussed
genomicslawyer Krulwich: sees personal genomes as a slog - through public acceptance, privacy issues, science, etc. Why is this perception wrong? #GET2010
genomicslawyer West: preventative medicine fundamentally lowers costs, improves outcomes. #GET2010
genomicslawyer Church: thinks this has already happened, even if we don't notice. ~1800 medically actionable genes, held by 10% of pop'n #GET2010
genomicslawyer Q: what will be the discovery / development that will make personal genomic sequencing a societal, medical imperative? #GET2010
genomicslawyer Church/Lucier: sees adoption of EHRs as a separate issue. Sequencing is fundamentally digital, will develop along parallel path #GET2010
genomicslawyer Q from @carlzimmer: is healthcare ready for personal genomes? Can you drop that data into a patient's traditional medical record? #GET2010
EdwardWinstead Dyson: The real cost is not in the data it's in the analysis. In a few years people won't be doing SNPs. Why bother? #GET2010 (break now)
Remember Helicos is a SOFTWARE company as much as anything!
This is better than the Superbowl! (er, Big Game)
genomicslawyer Quake: the cost is $0, George is right. Thinks not just sequencing, but also interpretation will go to $0 as well. #GET2010
genomicslawyer Dyson: disagrees. Nothing is cost-free. Who is investing, and what is returned on that investment. #GET2010
genomicslawyer Quake: qualifies that anybody with employer-sponsored healthcare will have $0 cost. Dyson points out that isn't everybody. #GET2010
EdwardWinstead Clinical annotation of Stephen Quake's genome to be published Saturday; 20 authors vs. 3 on genome sequencing paper. #GET2010
genomicslawyer Quake, on speed of sequencing. Quick to knock out raw data (2 wks; 3 authors), clinical annotation is hard (20 authors, 1 yr) #GET2010
genomicslawyer Flatley: thinks the market is "incredibly elastic"; concerns about commoditization, but volume will expand rapidly #GET2010