Getting my EntirePersonalised Genome Sequencing done !! To understand .. Why I am .. The way I am !
Why Do it !? The Human Genome is the one of the most fascinating things known to man ! Even though significant breakthroughs have been made at ‘reading’ the genome – a lot of ground is yet to be covered at understanding - ‘ deciphering & decoding’ it ! Bio-mimcry : Once, the exact mechanism by which this complex genome functions is understood, it can be applied to various enigmatic problems faced by us in real life .. From engineering to economics !
Why Do it !?a) Genomic Drugsb) Theranostics ( That’s Therapeutics + Diagnostics)They are the words at the core of oncoming Medical Revolution !
Why Do it !? I am Medical Doctor by profession. The excitement of having my own genome sequenced is as exciting an idea to me ( if not more ! :D ) as… Seeing the Higgs – Boson particle isolated in the CERN Hadron Collider to a Physicist !
Dreams come at a price ! But the the good news is .. The cost of Entire Genome Sequencing is decreasing at an exponential rate !! From $ 100,000 in 2009 To $ 1000 in 2014 (projected) Currently : approx $ 3500 - 4000 Expected to fall to approx $ 2500 in the next few months. (So.. I am sure it is going to be within the Rs. 1.5 Lakh cap ! :D .. Atleast within a year) (Trust me … it will ! )
Companies :Illumina, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Sequenom,Pacific Biosciences, Complete Genomics and 454 Life Sciences
Heres a few more reasons why youshould to fund my Dream ! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/hu man-genome-project-tenth-anniversary/ Look forward to hearing from you guys ! And .. Thanks a lot for giving us such a wonderful opportunity ! Oh BTW , Steve Jobs too got his Genome Sequenced !