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Illumina is developing a smartphone chip that could replace primary doctors

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jun 2014, 06:32

Illumina has turned its attention to a consumer product - a chip that you can plug into your smartphone and have it read your genetic information…

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posted on 16 Jun 2014, 09:02

1. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

thanks for cheering me up on the week i have my finals to become unemployed in 5-7 years :D

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 01:12

5. Victor.H (Posts: 785; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Anytime! :)

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 14:12

6. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Honestly doubt you'll be out of a job any time in your lifetime. While genetics is an important part of your health, the environment has a significant part as well. And while raw data can be analyzed by computers, you will still need a human to verify it. EKGs for example are still notoriously inaccurate when read by machines and even though they are getting better, you don't want to miss a diagnosis by relying on machines.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 11:31 1

2. chocowii (Posts: 470; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)

And the NSA will have a record of your DNAs too! Nice try but I'll pass.

posted on 16 Jun 2014, 18:14

4. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 109; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

If they wanted it, they could have it, without you knowing it.

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