The Genomics Intelligence Revolution
January 22, 2017
Clear Labs is at the forefront of genomic applications in food – but we know the applications go far beyond the food industry. In fact, we think 2017 is going to be a major year for advancements in the field, and we wanted to take the opportunity and dive into what we’re calling the “Genomics Intelligence Revolution.”
Mahni Ghorashi, our co-founder of Clear Labs, and Gaurav Garg a founding partner of Wing Venture Capital, were recently published in TechCrunch on the revolution happening in the genomics field.
You can read the post here.
We’ve come a long way since the era when it took 13 years and $3B to sequence the first human genome: now genome sequencing, analyzing, and interpreting can be done quickly and for under $1000.
At Clear Labs, we believe that the advances in sequencing and analysis have far more benefits than just cheaper and faster. While we’re focused on leveraging WGS to improve food safety and help manufacturers and retailers secure their supply chain, we’re personally excited about the opportunities this technology will afford in the not-so-far future.
New cutting-edge WGS technologies like Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) are already rapidly transforming industries like personal health, precision nutrition, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food safety, and even data storage.
For example, providers can apply genome sequencing to better understand and treat complex diseases, a major step in the movement towards personalized medicine. Researchers have also recently encoded 200MB of data onto synthetic DNA – and then retrieved it. Some even believe that all of the world’s data could be encoded within a kilogram of DNA.
And that’s only the start.
With our new and exciting insights into the molecular level of our natural world, we are only beginning to explore the revolutionary ways in which we can improve our lives.