The Top Five Advances From the Decade of Genomics

12/23/09

1. The Human Genome Project

2. Massively parallel DNA sequencing

3. Personalizing therapeutics via companion diagnostic tests (Herceptin, Gleevec, OncoDX, …)

4. Advanced diagnostics by blood biomarker analysis (e.g. fetal DNA/cells in mother’s blood)

5. The launch of the field of systems biology

[Editor's Note: This is part of a series of posts from Xconomists and other technology leaders from around the country who are weighing in with the top innovations they've seen in their respective fields the past 10 years, or the top disruptive technologies that will impact the next decade.]

Clifford Reid is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Complete Genomics. Follow @

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