New Age of Genomic Research That Changed the Last Decade

In the course of the past decade, we’ve observed a profound transformation in the realm of biological research, more specifically, genomics. Advances in genomic technology have ushered in a new era that is rewriting our understanding of biology, health, and disease.

Our genetic makeup, our DNA, tells a story of who we are, where we come from, and, more importantly, it holds the secrets of our health. Genomics, the study of our genes, is opening doors to unimaginable possibilities. Scientists have been able to sequence the human genome, identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human species. It is a revolution that surpasses the moon landing in terms of the profound implications it has for our future.

Francis Collins, the former director of the National Institutes of Health, said it best, “Genomics is like a light bulb inside a dark room. It illuminates everything at once and provides a precise, holistic view.”

One of the major advancements in this era is the development and widespread accessibility of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This technology allows us to sequence DNA and RNA much more quickly and cheaply than the previously used Sanger sequencing, and as a result, has revolutionized the study of genomics and molecular biology.


Reshaping Practice of Medicine

In the medical field, genomic research is reshaping the practice of medicine. From predicting the risk of diseases to personalizing treatment plans based on an individual's genetic makeup, genomics is at the forefront of precision medicine. As British geneticist Bryan Sykes puts it, "Genetics is about how information is stored and transmitted between generations." And in the realm of medicine, this information is priceless.

Pioneering Genomics

Now, at the cusp of this new age, stands RGEN Inc., a pioneering service provider that is seizing the immense potential of genomics and shaping it into practical solutions. RGEN is not just riding the wave of genomics; it is steering the helm, navigating the complex sea of genomics, and steering it towards the uncharted waters of possibilities.


Final thoughts

From transforming forensic investigations through Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy (FIGG) to enabling precision medicine with innovative testing, RGEN is redefining what’s possible in genomic research. As we move forward, we can only expect to see more groundbreaking strides from RGEN and other industry leaders in this exciting field of science.