Hilary Burton: Get on board with genomics—a call to all clinicians

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, […]

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The true character is the future in Manuel Corpas’ “Perfect DNA”

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 […]

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Genomics: How we can all play a role in shaping the future of health research

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 […]

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France Plans to Invest €670M in Genomics, Personalized Medicine

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 […]

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