Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology presents:
January 8, 2013
"Bringing Genomic Medicine Into Focus"
Eric D. Green, MD, PhD
Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Eric Green gave an overview of genomic medicine since the advent of the Human Genome Project, its completion in 2003 and advances in the field since. He outlined a vision for the future of genomics research and its eventual applicability to clinical medicine. The five domains of genomic research he outlined are genomic structure, genomic biology, disease biology, the science of medicine and the incorporation of this body of knowledge into healthcare practices. He noted that we have, over the past 10 years, made great strides in the first three areas of genomics and he predicts that, over the next 10 years, we will see advances made in the last two domains although he noted examples of current genomics-based practice in drug therapy and cancer research.