I have been wondering what to convey to 4 students at the Comparative Medicine, and focused on…
1. Introducing our existing genomics technologies (we offer “start-to-finish” full service for NGS and other high-end genomics technologies!)
2. “finish” includes bioinfomatics, visualization, public data share, and of course, BIOLOGICAL FINDINGS! NGS is getting fast and robust, but the key to successful genomics analysis is “better and thoughtful DOE (design of experiment)” that leads to “better findings.” I’m here to help investigators towards this goal!
3. What can genomics help future veterinary medicine? I have been thinking about this since my beloved cat, BanBan, has got sick at her age of 12. She first got stomach ill (we suspected it to be IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and later passed away due to cancer (at age of 18, so she lived long life). Knowing both IBD and cancer have genetic influences from humans study, I wish I could sequence BanBan’s genome much early on to do any preventive care for her. Many genetics disease testings are available for (mainly) dogs, but I envision, as the sequencing gets cheaper and faster, NGS technology should benefit the health of our fur companion (or even without fur) by any means!
Lastly, I share a great and inspiring video from Life Tech.
The answer is in the sequence!