Typical media hype about having your genome mapped and getting boutique care that’s personalized.
Every one wants either a good palm reader or a physician who knows everything. Magical thinking promoted by the companies that brought you the magical Genome project.
Talk about mumbo jumbo. Mapping the genome is a chemical exercise and we have the tech to mapp the genome, BUT, we don’t know how it works. This media release is a bit premature.
This is delusional, we know some alleles, loci, codons that can be determinative on some characteristics of the subject, or cause disease or birth defects or inherited problems, but we have no clue to how the genome really works, particularly on complex things.
Mapping projects identify and compare base pair sequences that comprise the basic code (just like computer code) but the mechanism of how the genome works is not known and we are a long way from understanding how the genome works.
Knowing the chemical sequencing comes no where close to knowing functionality and interactions of the how the thing works.
Bill Gates was right when he said it appears that the genome is a very complex thing.
Genomic research has been particularly stumped by the inactive sections of genes and the obvious interactive characteristics of the sections of the genome–the genome is not a straight one to one chemical code with one to one effects.