Advances in computational science and biology enable us to understand ourselves in ways that we could not just a few years ago. Co-founded in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe has emerged in the digital age to provide a view of our personal genetics - all for less than $100!
23andMe is evidence of Moore’s Law at work, and, in addition to giving unprecedented insight into our personal genome, efforts like 23andMe have innovative potential to change the way drugs are found and developed.
Thanks to Moore’s law, the cost per Human Genome is falling rapidly. More…
The following blog post is by Jeri Burtchell.
Jeri is a renowned patient advocate, with first-hand experience participating in clinical trials. Her ideas, passion and willingness to share via her blog and in speaking engagements help to clarify how clinical research works, its value, and where there needs to be further focus on the needs of the patient.
The opinions expressed by Jeri are her own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Lilly COI Team.
In mid 2007 I laid on my back staring at the ceiling, trying to talk myself out of suicide. After eight years of battling multiple sclerosis I was sure there was no hope of ever seeing an improvement in my quality of life. The thought of my family’s certain sorrow over my tragic death forced me to find an alternative. I pushed myself to make one last effort at self-advocacy and hopefully change my life. I was ready to entertain drastic measures.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jeri Burtchell, but from 2007 until 2011 I was also known as Subject #0008. More…