The human genome includes all the information needed to sustain the most complex creatures the world has ever seen. While the entire genome has been mapped out in the broadest sense, the intricacies of this vast biological structure are still being unraveled.
Entrepreneurs like Jim Plante are helping to put the discoveries that are being made to use in ways that improve the lives of individual people. Companies like Pathway Genomics are making genetic testing and its benefits far more accessible than ever before.
Using Genetic Information to Provide Better Healthcare
Although there is only one strictly human genome, this abstract structure manifests itself in practice in billions of different ways. Each person’s genetic makeup differs at least slightly from those of all others, even in the case of twins who were previously thought to be genetically identical.
While understanding the human genome in its outlines has opened up many …