Human Longevity Inc., the genetics based health company founded last year by genetics pioneer Craig Venter and surgeon and entrepreneur Robert Hariri, has launched what could be the most comprehensive and personalized health platform available.
Health Nucleus is a premium service that includes whole genome sequencing, microbiome sequencing, metabolome characterization, body MRI scan and customized lab tests and screenings. Coupled with machine learning and a “comprehensive curation” of personal health history you have a very extensive and personalized health platform.
A press release about the launch says, “An experienced team of clinicians, geneticists and bioinformaticians curate these data and produce an integrated report that can inform clients’ care. The Health Nucleus team will work hand-in-hand with the individual and their physician. As future risk associations are validated in the HLI database, a web-based portal will be updated with this curated information.”
The cost of using Health Nucleus certainly reflects the premium service on offer. According to xconomy.com it has two price points of $25,000 and $50,000 depending on the level of testing and analysis so for now it’s out of reach for most people.
As economies of scale take hold the cost for using such as service is likely to drop to something more realistic for the average person. As an example, look at the exponentially decreasing price of a whole genome sequence. For now though, it’s reserved for the likes of the Silicon Valley elite and most ardent quantified selfers.