The fine chaps and chapesses at Genomes Unzipped have a few guest bloggers writing excellent posts about the implications of cheap and quick genome sequencing. I don't think I have opined much on this topic on my own blog, but I'm turning into a bit of a genome bore on other people's blogs. Do your civic duty, and dilute my inane comments with some of your own! I particularly liked Clive Jones's recent post, but Adam Rutherford's is also good.
Genetics is entering a new era; Clive calls it "disruptive" - in the same way as mobile phones were a disruptive technology that totally changed the communications sector. I agree. This is where medicine is at, and we need to think smart to maximise the benefits.
Last year my pals and I cycled in The Galilee, Northern Israel, to raise money for Nazareth Hospital Paediatric Department. We raised over £50,000 but we could use more! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us in 2017..?