Accession Number : ADA535866
Title : The $100 Genome: Implications for the DoD
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE
Personal Author(s) : McMorrow, D
Report Date : 15 Dec 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 53
Abstract : Rapid advances in DNA sequencing and other technologies are ushering in an era of personal genomics. Soon it will be possible for every individual to have access to the complete DNA sequence of his or her genome for a modest cost. This development, coupled with the improving ability to predict how genetic variation affects susceptibility to disease, response to medical treatment, and other important phenotypes. will have a transformative effect on health care. This will be far reaching in civilian medical practice, and it could be used in the assessment of personnel at all stages of their military service.
Descriptors : *GENOME , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS , HEALTH , PROTEINS , INFORMATION SECURITY , CORRELATION , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , GENETIC DISEASES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , DATA BASES , COSTS
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
Medicine and Medical Research
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE