Genomes: Let’s Make Rare Disease Rare

Recording: Genomes: Let’s Make Rare Disease Rare, Mar 11, 2018

Speakers

Howard Jacob

Envision Genomics

Over 30,000,000 people in the US have a rare or undiagnosed disease. With no answer, these patients embark on a diagnostic odyssey– multiple specialists and diagnostic tests, ineffective (sometimes harmful) medications and therapeutic intervention. Whole genome sequencing is the driving force behind the precision medicine revolution-- providing a diagnosis to more and more patients while creating the foundational for a fundamental shift in healthcare from reactive to predictive.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Health
Level: Intermediate