What if consumers could use devices to sequence DNA?
What if consumers could use devices to sequence DNA?
Sequencing and analysis of the human genome – all the genetic information stored in our DNA – provide us with understanding about a person's ancestry, health and other traits. Thanks to DNA sequencing, medicine and the life sciences are able to predict and cure diseases. As DNA sequencing technologies continuously improve and become less costly, what if we all soon possessed our personal, smart DNA sequencers and apps to analyse our DNA?
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication language:
English
Publication date:
2021-05
Publication URL:
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2021/656331/EPRS_ATA(2021)656331_EN.pdf
Institute:
European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA)
Country:
EU