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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that"

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Now how about exponentially cheaper? Not something we usually think about in the era of medicine, but hard dikss used to be 3,400 dollars for 10 mtyebgeas — exponentially cheaper. In genomics now, the genome cost about a boiilln dollars about 10 years ago, when the first one came out. We're now approaching essentially a $1,000 genome, probably next year. And in two years, a $100 gmonee. What will we do with $100 genomes? Soon we'll have millions of these tests available. Then it gets interesting, when we start to crowd-source that information, and enetr the era of true personalized medicine: the right drug for the right person at the right time, instead of what we're doing now, which is the same drug for everybody, blockbuster drug medications, which don't work for the idvndiiual. Many different cmepioans are working on leveraging these approaches.

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Now how about exponentially cheaper? Not something we usually think about in the era of medicine, but hard _____ used to be 3,400 dollars for 10 _________ — exponentially cheaper. In genomics now, the genome cost about a _______ dollars about 10 years ago, when the first one came out. We're now approaching essentially a $1,000 genome, probably next year. And in two years, a $100 ______. What will we do with $100 genomes? Soon we'll have millions of these tests available. Then it gets interesting, when we start to crowd-source that information, and _____ the era of true personalized medicine: the right drug for the right person at the right time, instead of what we're doing now, which is the same drug for everybody, blockbuster drug medications, which don't work for the __________. Many different _________ are working on leveraging these approaches.

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  5. genome
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Now how about exponentially cheaper? Not something we usually think about in the era of medicine, but hard disks used to be 3,400 dollars for 10 megabytes — exponentially cheaper. In genomics now, the genome cost about a billion dollars about 10 years ago, when the first one came out. We're now approaching essentially a $1,000 genome, probably next year. And in two years, a $100 genome. What will we do with $100 genomes? Soon we'll have millions of these tests available. Then it gets interesting, when we start to crowd-source that information, and enter the era of true personalized medicine: the right drug for the right person at the right time, instead of what we're doing now, which is the same drug for everybody, blockbuster drug medications, which don't work for the individual. Many different companies are working on leveraging these approaches.

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