Tailoring Drugs To Your DNA
Sequencing a human genome is taking a sample of a person’s full set of DNA, including his/her genes. Back in 2003, sequencing costed around $400 million to perform, now it’s less than $1,000 and falling. If Genome sequencing becomes routine on newborns and the information is kept on file, the the healthcare system as we know it will change forever. Every person processes a drug uniquely, even if they are the same height, weight, age, gender, ethnicity, etc. The technology of Genome sequencing will allow pharmacists to alter a drug specifically for each individual. These person-specific drugs will disrupt the current model of the “one size fits all” pharmaceutical industry. In the near future your routine medications will work more efficiently and life saving drugs will have a higher success rate.