Genetics & Personalized Medicine: Living Up to the Hype?
Lawrence Brody, National Human Genome Research Institute NIH
Genetics & Personalized Medicine: El Dorado or Iron Pyrite? Will Personalized Medicine Live Up to the Hype?
Lawrence Brody, Chief and Senior Investigator, Genome Technology Branch,
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
Anthropology, Bioethics Student Association, and The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
This talk will focus on the public health and clinical utility of gene-disease association, of going from genome discovery to evaluating medical impact and discuss emerging challenges faced when unregulated genetic tests are being marketed directly to the general public. When are genomic discoveries such as gene-disease associations “ready” to be evaluated as potential tools to improve health? Also of interest is the Multiplex Initiative, which is examining issues related to the utility of genetic susceptibility testing for common health conditions. adapted from PubMed