The Genomic era: hypes, hopes and practice

Author: C. Janssens
Submitted: Tuesday 26th of June 2012 02:46:38 PM
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Language: English
Content type: Learning resource
Educational levels: expert, qc3

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The rapid and continuing progress in gene discovery for complex diseases is fuelling interest in the potential implications of this knowledge for clinical and public health practice. One of the prominent expectations is that preventive and therapeutic interventions can be more effectively administered when they are targeted to individuals on the basis of their genetic risks. An essential prerequisite for such applications is that DNA has appreciable predictive ability. The number of studies assessing the predictive ability is steadily increasing. This lecture will give a review of the recent developments in genetic risk prediction studies and a preview on the predictive ability of future DNA testing including whole genome sequencint: how well can we predict complex diseases when we know all genetic risk factors?

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C. Janssens. The Genomic era: hypes, hopes and practice. EUROGENE portal. June 2012. online: http://eurogene.open.ac.uk/content/genomic-era-hypes-hopes-and-practice

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