Ever thought of treating a specific genetic disorder like cancer with pin-point precision and much greater success rate? Well, this device of bioinformatics allows you to sequence the entire human genome in under a few hours for only about $1000 dollars!
Years back, during the Human Genome Project, it took scientists 13 years to sequence the entire human genome at a cost of around $4 billion dollars. Comparatively, it is a humongous breakthrough in health sciences worldwide. The Ion Proton™ Sequencer by Life Technologies, unveiled in Digital Health Summit at CES 2012, allows medical doctors to include genomme sequencing into their investigation and “tailor specific drug therapies with surgical precision and much higher efficacy will have profound effects on major diseases like cancer, Autism, diabetes and hypertension.”
With this technology at hand, lifespan of human kind will benefit globally as price of genome sequencing can now rival other kinds of healthcare tests.