Genomic Medicine Gets Personal
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Unknown, Bassem R. Haddad, Kevin FitzGerald, Alessandro Ghidini, Eden Haverfield, Anne Deslattes Mays, Jeanne Meck, Beth N. Peshkin, Reem Saadeh, Luc Wathieu, Sheila Cohen Zimmet
Life Sciences, Health, Law, Medicine, Physics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
While the advances in genomics promise to usher in a new era in medical practice and create a major paradigm shift in patient care, the social impact of genomic medicine will be equally significant. The information and potential use of genomic discoveries are no longer issues left for scientists and medical professionals to handle, but have become ones for the public at large. Rarely a day passes without a genomics-related story reported in the media. By the end of this course, students will be able to better understand the field of genomics; be familiar with various online databases and resources; and understand and appreciate the medical, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with the availability of personal genomic information.