Going to Church on Personal Genomes

Patricia Thomas, DNA as Data, Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2004.

"I am convinced that we will want our personal genome possibly more than we want a personal computer," [George] Church says. Although obtaining such information is extremely expensive at present, he anticipates that "the same kind of people who pay to go into space" will soon be having their genetic code deciphered. As for making personal genomes as affordable as personal computers, he says, "I don’t know what year that will be, but it will probably happen so fast that people will be amazed."


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