I was just having this discussion with in-laws, both in the medical field, that personal genomics was on it’s way. We discussed how this was going to affect our health insurance and health care, in both good and scary ways. Well, as Genetic Future blogs, Illumina delivers its first commercial personal genome sequence.
The service cost 48,000 US dollars, which is of course a far cry from the millions it would have cost a decade ago. Complete Genomics, a new company to do just this, says it will offer genome sequences for 5k US dollars. So pricing will only go down all around as competition heats up.
That light you see might be the train of personal genomics.