Much optimism and promise surrounds the use of precision medicine as an approach for understanding disease and developing targeted therapies. Advances in genomic sequencing and the development of tools to analyze genetic variations to model disease physiology and drug efficacy are rapidly moving this relatively new field into the clinic. The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to highlight some of the exciting areas where precision medicine is pushing the boundaries of science, technology, and therapy. Our panel of experts will examine the hope and hype of precision medicine and discuss what we can realistically expect to see moving forward. This free, educational webinar provides an opportunity for a global audience to participate in a live forum where they can share their experiences and concerns, while receiving real-time feedback.
Topics to be covered:
- Tools and techniques for studying genetic variation
- Challenges in data analysis
- Application of genetic information to...
Meet the Speakers:
Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg
Director, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology, Duke University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke Pratt School of Engineering
Dr. Elizabeth Worthey
Faculty Investigator, Director of Bioinformatics
Member, Hudson Alpha UAB Genomic Medicine Program
Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama