Now that it has been announced in China. I am proud to say I will be accepting the Chief Medical Officership for Baidu's new Whole Genome Sequencing service called XY or Die.
This is an exciting time for this field and I have to tell you, despite my displeasure with some shady DTCG marketing practices, I feel Baidu's strategy of feeding ads based on genome information could prove to "empower" patients helping them purchase just the right set of herbs and melamine laced baby formula to ensure the best outcomes for the patient and their potential offspring's IQ.
Yes, it is true. I have often been critical of these obscene flagrant violations of United States Law, but in the Far East, there are no laws here.
So, when they come at you with a few million, why not take the money and run?
Sorry, I meant, how dare those repressive capitalist pigs stifle innovation and patient empowerment?
Further, their movement to resemble medical technology and with a wink wink and nod nod insinuate that they are doing medicine, without the doctors. Really, who does need those over paid, money grubbing arrogant assholes anyways? They often end up just looking to churn you for money.....
The Sherpa Says: April Fools, Get a grip!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Posted by Steve Murphy MD at 3:50 AM