Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 and the decade ahead (our predictions):

1. Google will help organize access to genomic and other health information, enabling the personalized medicine revolution.

2. Envirogenomics will become a very hot scientific area- the quantitative empirical study of how the environment does (and can be used to) modulate your genome, cells, organs, brain ( as well as populations, society at large, etc.).

3. There is a geopolitical and scientific shift to the Asia-Pacific region, but the US will continue to be the top dog, due to: 1) the self-selected, resilient, entrepreneurial temperament of its population, who came here from around the world (what a gene pool!), and 2) the excellence of the US constitution and cultural framework.

Alexander B. Niculescu, III, MD, PhD