DNA Sequencing is the process of determining the sequence of nucleotide bases (Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, and Guanine) within a DNA molecule. DNA sequencing has become a key technology in many areas of science and biology including anthropology, forensics, and medicine.
Thanks to the perfect storm of converging technologies, determining the complete DNA sequence of an organism (whole genome sequencing) is not only possible, but soon to be affordable for almost everyone on the planet.
In essence we’re at the start of a genetic revolution, one that’s going to transform the entire paradigm of health care. It’s ushering in an era of precise medicine (based on an individual’s unique biology), advanced embryo selection (choosing offspring based on preferable traits), and the ability to genetically engineer entire organisms (including humans) using gene editing tools like CRISPR.
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