Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Genomics and Personalized Medicine

What Everyone Needs to Know

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In 2001 the Human Genome Project succeeded in mapping the DNA of humans. This landmark accomplishment launched the field of genomics, the integrated study of all the genes in the human body and the related biomedical interventions that can be tailored to benefit a person's health. Today genomics, part of a larger movement toward personalized medicine, is poised to revolutionize health care. By cross-referencing an individual's genetic sequence - their genome - against known elements of "Big Data," elements of genomics are already being incorporated on a widespread basis,including prenatal disease screening and targeted cancer treatments. With more innovations soon to arrive at the bedside, the promise of the genomics revolution is limitless. This entry in the What Everyone Needs to Know series offers an authoritative resource on the prospects and realities of genomics and personalized medicine. As this science continues to alter traditional medical paradigms, consumers are faced with additional options and more complicated decisionsregarding their health care. This book provides the essential information everyone needs.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780190234768
0190234768
Branch Call Number: 616.042 S6756g 2016
Characteristics: x, 166 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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