• By Dana Sparks

Exploring Genomics in Patient Care

August 13, 2012

Mayo Clinic’s inaugural Individualizing Medicine Conference, scheduled Oct. 1–3, with “NPR's Science Friday’s” Ira Flatow and “The Wall Street Journal’s” Ron Winslow among session participants.

Physicians and researchers in this rapidly growing field of genomics in patient care are building a new type of medicine based on the genomic and molecular interactions that make each patient unique. At Mayo Clinic, the Center for Individualized Medicine is making these discoveries and building a clinical practice that delivers genomic medicine as part of routine care. Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine says,“Right now, we are building genomics technologies into our laboratories and electronic medical records.This conference will be a place for both doctors and scientists to develop real-world strategies for incorporating genomics into the clinical practice.”

A sound bite with Dr. Farrugia explaining individualized medicine, at the genomic level, is available in the download above.

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic

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