DNA sequencing

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking the label "human genome project" to the next level by undertaking a project known as the Dubai 10X initiative. The ambitious project will sequence the DNA of all of the residents of Dubai - 3 million people - with the first phase focusing on UAE nationals.

In the first phase of the project, which is projected to take about 24 months and is set to start this summer, the DHA is planning to collect samples, analyze DNA, and record the results in a database.

The plans for the second and third phase are murky, but, are proposed to involve automated learning and artificial intelligence in addition to collaborations with interested pharmaceutical...

In the old days, genetic disease diagnoses were identified by the disease first, using the trait that the person had. If you couldn't stop bleeding, it was hemophilia. Black urine meant alcaptonuria. It was not until recently that genetic diseases could be identified by sequencing the DNA first, finding the mutation, and then notifying the person of their disease. (1) 

In today's world, genetic diseases can be identified far more quickly and well before someone is exhibiting the associated trait. In fact, they can be made in under a day. 

How quickly can a genetic disease be diagnosed? 

Scientists at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine...