Systems for Research and Evaluation for Translating Genome-Based Discoveries for Health: Workshop Summary
Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health
National Academies Press, Nov 10, 2009 - Medical - 102 pages
With the advent of genome-wide association studies, numerous associations between specific gene loci and complex diseases have been identified--for breast cancer, coronary artery disease, and asthma, for example. This rapidly advancing field of genomics has stirred great interest in "personalized" health care from both the public and private sectors. The hope is that using genomic information in clinical care will lead to reduced health care costs and improved health outcomes as therapies are tailored to the genetic susceptibilities of patients.