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How Genomics Is Changing Health Care

By July 30, 2021No Comments

DNA sequencing is creating a new age of health and medicine that is more personalized and targeted than ever before

Sitting in an office cluttered with books and papers, Dr. Terry Snutch, professor at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, picks up a small rectangular object.

Compact and light enough to carry in a pocket, it could easily be mistaken for a flip phone. But it is, in fact, a portable DNA sequencer — and it costs less than an iPhone 12.