What if I told you I had inside information that could make you happier, healthier and live longer? What would that be worth to you?
Quite a lot, no doubt. But the truth is, I don’t have that inside information. You do.
Don’t worry. It’s not some clandestine, Wall Street-style piece of insider information. Everyone knows you have it. And it’s perfectly legal to exploit it for your own benefit.
I’m talking about your genome sequence. Your genetic makeup. It’s located inside your body’s cells. And it holds a treasure trove of answers crucial to your well-being.
“I can give you guidance on things you should be doing, things you should avoid, drugs that may be effective,” Dr. Nick van Terheyden, Dell’s chief medical officer, told me. “I can extend your life by eight years and I can make the quality of those years better. And that’s just based on what we know from genome sequences today.”