The bank where doctors can stash your genome

| February 19, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt.

Genomic sequencing might be more common in medicine if doctors had a simple way to send for the test and keep track of the data.

That’s the hope of Coriell Life Sciences in Camden, New Jersey…. The company wants to facilitate the process of ordering, storing, and interpreting whole-genome-sequence data for doctors.

“No one company is in position to interpret the entire genome for its meaning,” says Michael Christman, CEO of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. “But by having one’s sequence in the gene vault, then the physician will be able to order interpretative engines, analogous to apps for the iPhone.”

Read the full article here: The Bank Where Doctors Can Stash Your Genome