Since then, others have touted the $1,000 genome, but never before has an organization been able to include interpretation, which is the key to applying genetic information into decisions about disease monitoring, prevention, nutrition, exercise, and more. “This is a true milestone worth celebrating, since it includes interpretation and genetic counseling,” says Dr. Church.
Veritas Genetics’ collaboration with PGP is a natural step. Three of the company founders have over 10 years of experience in processing and understanding whole genomes from their work with PGP. In addition to Dr. Church, Veritas Genetics’ Chief Scientific Officer Preston Estep is PGP’s Director of Sequencing, and Dr. Joseph Thakuria, the company’s Chief Medical Officer, serves as PGP’s Medical Director.