genomic medicine

Personalized Medicine World Conference 2011

This week I attended the 3rd annual World Conference for Personalized Medicine held at Microsoft’s Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, California. A museum for the history of computing seemed appropriate for a new industry which has been dramatically impacted by the accelerating pace of technological innovation. The most oft quoted theme in the conference: that the price of sequencing an entire genome has dropped at breathtaking speed over the last few years. Just four years ago, the price for a genome sequence hovered in the tens of millions of dollars.