Big Data and DNA are at the center of the Genomic Revolution, and here are why investors have it on their radar.

The genomic revolution, with its recent advancements, facilitates fast cancer detection, which could save 66,000 lives annually in the US alone. 

Genomic revolution goes far beyond cancer detection, and it covers gene editing to anti-cancer drugs

There are four reasons why the genomics sector is likely to boom due to its applications in medicine. 

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“Genomic revolution goes far beyond cancer detection, and it covers gene editing to anti-cancer drugs”

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But first, what is the genomic revolution? 

The short answer is that it is the study of the human genome, which is a human or organism’s complete set of DNA. 

A human consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes and 24,000 genes, and taken together, the human genetic code equals three billion DNA letters. Most ailments have a link to our genetic condition. So, genomics entails the editing, mapping, and function of a genome. 

The genomic revolution facilitates large-scale applications of diagnostics and decision-making tools for a wide range of diseases.

How will the genomic revolution change medicine?

The last century has seen the advancement in the field of genomics, which has been faster than any other life sciences discipline. 

The Human Genome Project completed in 2001 is considered a milestone moment in the science discipline. For the last two decades, scientists have analyzed thousands of people’s genes to identify the cause of heart disease, cancer, and other fatal afflictions. 

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“Genomic revolution: the study of the human genome, which is a human or organism’s complete set of DNA

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Gene Editing is one area where the genomic revolution is making a big difference in the medical field 

Gene editing enables scientists to change someone’s DNA, such as eye color. Broadly speaking, gene editing involves cutting DNA at a certain point and adding to, removing, or replacing this DNA. 

For instance, gene editing enables living drugs. As the name suggests, living drugs are made from living organisms that harness a body’s immune system or another bodily process, and use them to fight disease.

“DNA sequencing is projected to grow to a $5 billion market, growing at an 82% annual rate” – Wealth Training Company

Living drugs have a potential $200 billion addressable market, according to an analysis from ARK Invest

Cancer detection is another field where the genomic revolution is making a difference.

The genomic revolution is also shedding light on DNA sequencing, which means scientists can identify genetic sequences faster and more affordably. 

DNA sequencing is projected to grow to a $5 billion market, growing at an 82% annual rate. 

Agricultural biology is another field where genomic revolution is causing disruptions

Research is looking at how to reduce the cost of producing crops and improving plant breeding. One study shows that genomic advances in agriculture have led to six-fold increases in income for some farmers. 

How can you invest in the genomic revolution?

The first place of call is The MSCI ACWI IMI Genomic Innovation Index, which includes large, mid, and small-cap securities across 23 Developed Markets (DM) and 27 Emerging Markets

(EM) countries. In 2020 alone, the index returned over 43% and no doubt the sector could see further capital flows.

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