Personal genomics is dead, long live personal genomics

By Razib Khan | March 21, 2010 8:21 pm

The Andrew Pollack piece which I hinted at came out a few days ago: Consumers Slow to Embrace the Age of Genomics. For what it’s worth, I think this chart from Dr. Daniel MacArthur is right on:

This too will pass. I believe that like the internet the knowledge and analysis of our genetic information is going to be ubiquitous after a rough period when most of the dreams of grandeur from the first generation entrepreneurs fade.

  • Christopher Mims

    Personal genomics is not going to go away. I’m sure there will be thousands of companies scattered from here to eternity that will both fail and succeed at unlocking its potential. It’s just endless.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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