Confluence of Technologies
Geneticists are attempting to fix DNA errors that cause diseases, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Big data analytics’ platforms have constructed in genome-wide association studies (GWAS), that use DNA sequencing, to do comparative studies between individuals and populations. These studies are being combined with brain imaging, which reveal gene complexes associated with cognitive activity to inform virtually every medical specialty. These technologies are further being combined with Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology, which can target a specific genomic sequence and alter the genetic code to eliminate diseases like albinism, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy.