I was wondering if anyone has purchased genome sequencing kits from 23andMe / deCODEme / Navigenics / etc. and if they've somehow helped in determining any treatments?
I just received a google alert today with the following article
Dr. Topol told the audience that in the last week alone, major genes for multiple sclerosis, for about 4 percent of all ovarian cancers, and for testicular cancer were discovered and reported.
These discoveries will lead to specific drugs being developed that will hit at the cause of the disease, reducing side effects and showing higher efficacy rates. He expressed that pharmacogenomics is just now really taking hold and provided Erbitux as a key example.
Any thoughts / insights / opinions would be greatly appreciated =)
More details on personal genome companies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_genomics#Predictive_medicine_services_already_available