Knowledge about our genetic code, and the specific genetic codes of any individual, needs to be made accessible before any real gains in science and treatments are to be made. Knowledge of genes is crucial to predicting and stopping potentially dangerous diseases and disorders before they manifest, or treating already existing issues.
Knowing our genetic makeup will be highly valuable in making good health decisions. Genes make some people susceptible towards certain diseases and more resistant to others. The more scientists can figure out how genetics works, the more they can create targeted treatments that will lead to the better health of many.