There was no shortage of excitement (some might call it hype) about genomics and personalised healthcare in 2016, but for the vast majority of patients, the benefits of genomics remained tantalizingly out of reach. I have been wondering whether there are reasons to be more optimistic for 2017? Could this be the year that ‘patient […]Read more "Will 2017 be the year when genomic medicine becomes business as usual?"
Personalised medicine has become the “holy grail” of modern medical research and has been embraced by policy makers and healthcare providers as a route to more satisfied patients, more effective and efficient health services, potentially even reducing demand through more effective prediction and prevention of disease. But what do today’s health professionals make of this, […]Read more "Hilary Burton: Get on board with genomics—a call to all clinicians"
Perfect DNA is a novel that uses Dr. Manuel Corpas’ own experiences and expertise as genome scientist to begin exploring some challenging genetic issues. The idea is to show how the genome technology is going to affect healthcare in the mid 2030’s. The main protagonist is John Malcolm, a forty-something accountant based in London. The […]Read more "The true character is the future in Manuel Corpas’ “Perfect DNA”"
In the near future the affordability of genomic sequencing will make it as routine as a blood test, offering people a new frontier in understanding their own identity in relation to genomics and treatment pathways. Around the world, genomics developments of profound potential are already occurring. These range from extending individuals knowledge of their own […]Read more "Genomics: How we can all play a role in shaping the future of health research"
Let’s get inspired by Betta Beery’s story, a farsighted mother who saved her childrens’ life pushing for their genomes sequencing.Read more "Genome sequencing changes the games: Our voice matters"
The French government announced that it plans to invest €670 million ($760.8 million) in a genomics and personalized medicine program meant to improve the diagnosis and prevention of disease in the country. The effort is aiming for the establishment of 12 sequencing platforms throughout the country, and two national centers for genomic expertise and data […]Read more "France Plans to Invest €670M in Genomics, Personalized Medicine"
We live in the genomic era. Everyday we hear stories about how genes affect our health, our behaviour, our strength. The genomic achievements of the last twenty years are amazing. There is more to come. Today, knowledge of genetics is essential to shape our health. Genetics is a weapon. Now we need to learn how […]Read more "Genetics is humanity’s most poweful gun, we have to pull the trigger"