2 Ted Talks on the Next Generation Sequencing Impact

Here are a couple of great Ted Talks on the impact of next generation sequencing on a variety of areas that promise to fundamentally change our daily lives.

This is a good talk about the future of sequencing and the impact of massively parallel sequencing. The impact to patient care, food supply, health insurance, politics, and more are discussed.

Richard Resnick: Welcome to the genomic revolution:

http://embed.ted.com/talks/richard_resnick_welcome_to_the_genomic_revolution.html

 

More of an introductory discussion on gene sequencing. What is genomics? How will it affect our lives? In this intriguing primer on the genomics revolution, entrepreneur Barry Schuler says we can at least expect healthier, tastier food. He suggests we start with the pinot noir grape, to build better wines.

Barry Schuler: Genomics 101:

http://embed.ted.com/talks/barry_schuler_genomics_101.html