Genetics and Your Health blog
Awash in genomes: Big projects, big promises
Large-scale projects in genome research have upped the ante for genomic medicine. But what does it all mean? Are we truly at the threshold of figuring out enough about the genome to robustly improve human health? To answer that, I back up a bit and take a very general look at what we’re dealing with here.
Genomic research is having an enormous impact on medicine and society at large. Our writers comment on the breakthroughs and challenges associated with disease research and the promise of personalized medicine in the post-genomic era.
Mark Wanner went to graduate school in microbiology, but his professional career has been in communications. He has more than 20 years of experience in book publishing and scientific writing. His work at The Jackson Laboratory focuses on making information about genetics and genomics accessible to a wide audience.