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The Economics of Genomic Medicine

The Economics of Genomic Medicine VIEWPOINT Insights From the IOM Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health notably targeting the accuracy of sequencing and variant in- W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD terpretation. To date, little attention has been given to de- Catherine Wicklund, MS, CGC veloping an understanding of the range of economic fac- David L. Veenstra, PharmD, PhD tors beyond the cost of sequencing technology, interpretation, and data storage that will affect the scope of adoption of ge- HE RECENT EXPONENTIAL DECLINE IN THE COST OF SE- nome sequencing technologies in health care. quencing human genomes to within an order of mag- Consideration of the possibility that health care re- nitude of $1000 has led to increased use of this tech- sources will decline and the relatively low levels of US fed- Tnology in a variety of research and clinical settings. eral government funding for genomic translational re- Examples of clinical sequencing success stories for diag- search in comparison to funding for basic preclinical science nosing rare conditions are increasingly common and suggest a need to focus on those economic issues most press- sequencing of tumor samples is being performed in many ing and tractable to study. To this end, the Institute of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The Economics of Genomic Medicine

JAMA , Volume 309 (12) – Mar 27, 2013

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.113
pmid
23532238
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Abstract

VIEWPOINT Insights From the IOM Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health notably targeting the accuracy of sequencing and variant in- W. Gregory Feero, MD, PhD terpretation. To date, little attention has been given to de- Catherine Wicklund, MS, CGC veloping an understanding of the range of economic fac- David L. Veenstra, PharmD, PhD tors beyond the cost of sequencing technology, interpretation, and data storage that will affect the scope of adoption of ge- HE RECENT EXPONENTIAL DECLINE IN THE COST OF SE- nome sequencing technologies in health care. quencing human genomes to within an order of mag- Consideration of the possibility that health care re- nitude of $1000 has led to increased use of this tech- sources will decline and the relatively low levels of US fed- Tnology in a variety of research and clinical settings. eral government funding for genomic translational re- Examples of clinical sequencing success stories for diag- search in comparison to funding for basic preclinical science nosing rare conditions are increasingly common and suggest a need to focus on those economic issues most press- sequencing of tumor samples is being performed in many ing and tractable to study. To this end, the Institute of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 27, 2013

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