Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organisms, difficult ethical questions, and profits for a handful of companies.
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Clues to novel treatments could be gleaned from people who aren’t sick, but should be.
Consumers with iPhones can click to contribute their genetic information to medical studies.
Getting your entire genome decoded is now more affordable than ever. Will consumers buy it?
An online store for information about your genes will make it cheap and easy to learn more about your health risks and predispositions.
Availability: this year
Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.
Availability: 1-2 years
Having your genome sequenced doesn’t always mean you have full access to the data.
A “patent interference” proceeding will determine who controls foundational patents on gene editing.
To people facing a devastating inherited disease, engineering humanity sounds like a good thing.
The explosion of gene-editing methods is transforming medicine, agriculture, and possibly the future of the human species.