Genomics - Disruptive Technologies : Creating A New Healthcare Paradigm

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Genomics - Disruptive Technologies: Creating A New Healthcare Paradigm

Disruptive technologies have played a significant role through the ages in leapfrogging the paradigms of healthcare systems

Innovation and medicine go together.

In modern times medicine has been transformed by waves of discovery that have brought marvels like antibiotics, vaccines and heart stents.

Disruptive technologies have played a significant role through the ages in leapfrogging the paradigms of healthcare systems. The advent of radiology, for instance, introduced a field of medicine, which transformed the practice of healthcare. On the other hand innovations such as home blood glucose monitors for people with diabetes, blood pressure monitors, and wearable medical devices have changed health care management to move more into the hands of the individual.

Disruption has always made the health care stakeholders far better off than they had been. Genomics too will transform the health care industry in the same way.

The Human Genome mapping is considered to be amongst the greatest scientific advances of modern times. In 2000, announcing the completion of the genome 's first draft, President Bill Clinton said, "Today, we are learning the language in which God created life." "It is now conceivable," he added, "that our children 's children will know the term cancer only as a constellation of stars."

Mapping the human genome was so ground breaking because for the first time it allowed researchers to

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