“The astounding drop in the cost of sequencing has opened the way for doctors to easily use genetic information when treating patients. In the case of breast cancer, doctors now regularly sequence tumors and if they find that the tumor is positive for a genetic signature known as “HER-2” they know that their patient will benefit from the drug Herceptin. And in the case of prescription drugs, the FDA now recommends the use of genetic testing in prescribing more than 100 medications, to help ensure that the right amount of the right drug is prescribed to the right patient.”
I’m excited about this, IMHO the 1976 update really screwed things up as far as works entering the public domain. I am wondering why the House Judiciary Committee decided to look at this now…Is there a commercial interest behind this?
I still have a bitter taste from the whole separate streaming/DVD accounts debacle at Netflix and think the service innovates far too slowly on the UI front, but Hastings seems pretty spot on from these highlights.