Bright side of the moonshots
COVID has created technologies that will transform health. "The application of genetics to medicine partly reflects huge, rapid gains in efficiency. Reading the DNA in a human genome cost $10m in 2007, today it takes less than $1,000 and a fraction of the time. Coupled with ever-better ways of synthesising and editing genes, this has enabled cleverness little short of the miraculous. Before the pandemic, these trailblazing techniques were not much talked about beyond the laboratory. Having shown their mettle against a brand new disease, they have burst out into the open."
From The Economist