The stakeholders in this technology, beyond the academic and corporate researchers involved with the scientific challenges, are numerous. Doctors, lawyers, policy makers, drug companies, public health agencies, elected officials, privacy advocates, insurers of all kinds, parents, teachers, children, law enforcement and many others will face new possibilities and challenges as a result of personal genome sequencing.
But the most important stakeholder is you. Personal sequencing will provide individuals with unprecedented knowledge and access to their own genetic information. By becoming a more active and informed health care consumers, comes the power to transform and hopefully improve medicine.