With the techniques for sequencing the genome improving all the time and becoming cheaper and faster, it is possible today to "imagine new applications for sequencing, such as assistance in diagnosing patients." However, the time needed for analysing the data produced by this sequencing is an obstacle to this.
In recent years, the acceleration of the sequencing of genomes has led to the growth of many companies proposing "a service for the interpretation of these data." However, the article points out that "these companies are based on the sharing of the information on these genomes, which raises a real problem concerning the protection of data, so necessary in the medical field." So, "even if these techniques enable doctors, even non specialists in genetics, to use the genome for a diagnosis, it is still very important to protect the data of patients and above all to explain these genetic data to the patients, as this information could have a significant psychological impact."