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It's Your World: Revolutionizing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

DNA Sequence

Next-generation genomics can be described as the combination of sequencing technologies and big data analytics. The potential impact of this disruptive technology in health care will be primarily realized through extending and enhancing lives through faster disease detection, more precise diagnoses, new drugs, and more tailored disease treatments. The technical challenges inherent in genetic engineering technology are great but may be less formidable than the social, ethical, and regulatory concerns it may generate.


Timothy Behrens,Senior Director, Human Genetics, Genentech

Francis deSouza, President, Illumina Corporation

Robert L. Nussbaum, Chief, Department of Medicine & UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, UCSF


Michael Chui, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute