George Church wonders why you haven’t had your genome sequenced yet

There was a fascinating moment at Google’s Cambridge office when Harvard geneticist George Church asked how many people in a crowd of about 150 had had their genomes sequenced.

Not a single person raised a hand.

And this was a room full of folks who had turned out to hear Church keynote an Xconomy event called Healthcare Gets Personal — people with a keen interest in the future of medicine.

“I consider this one of the greatest paradoxes of our time,” Church said.

Ten years after completion of the Human Genome Project, why haven’t more people had their genomes sequenced?

Read the full, original story: Harvard geneticist George Church on genome testing: “I wouldn’t wait. I didn’t wait.”

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