The Center for Genomic Medicine at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy: propelling genomics into clinical practice.
Until now, advances in the genomic sciences have had a minor impact on the practice of medicine. But genomic medicine has the potential to radically alter healthcare in the USA and around the world. By understanding the predictive power of patients' genomes, it should be possible to identify individuals at risk of disease and to create smarter, more effective treatments for those who are already ill. It is the mission of the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (NC, USA) to harness information from the human genome in order to optimize efficiency, effectiveness and success in bringing the right therapy to the right patient at the right time. In doing so, the Center has focused on the development and implementation of translational models for delivery of genomic healthcare, exploring the nature and breadth of genomic tests, novel approaches to pre- and post‑analytical care, and the design of an optimal healthcare delivery team.
Broadfoot, MV; Ginsburg, GS
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