The reason for the boom: "Seven years later Moore's Law has come to gene hunting. Powering the revolution are new devices that speed-read DNA cheaper than ever before."
These new machines may make it possible to find out about your disease risk, and even to get your whole genome sequenced. A project at Harvard is seeking to sequence the DNA of thousands of people. See: http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2007/0618/052_5
Other features of interest:
-12 Gene Tests That Could Change Your Life: http://www.forbes.com/2007/05/31/gene-tests-avail
-Video of a woman who took a radical step after finding out she had a cancer-causing gene. http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/tech/jal_c
-A reporter gets genotyped:
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