How the Human Genome is Changing Precision Medicine
While the capabilities for genetic testing, pharmacogenomics, genome manipulation and disease understanding through genetics have increased rapidly in the last few years and explosively during the COVID epidemic, there are still significant gaps in integration of the findings of genetic research into everyday care episodes. There are several reasons for this gap, and these include the clinical genetic training gaps in primary care physicians, the focus of clinical genetic researchers on the research aspect of their work rather than the clinical side and the lag in opening of the EMR API ecosystem to external data integration needed for genetic testing results. The session explores the process of specimen to genetic findings, the structure of those findings and data standards to communicate the findings and go over example scenarios of the technical integration of these results that can be used to get clinical genetics data into the hands of the primary care physician at the point of care.
VIDEO: Hear Dr. Cecil Lynch’s insights on this session.
- Discuss the current state of genomic-based precision medicine
- Identify at least 2 ways to get results into the hands of clinicians at the point of care
- Explain the limitations of today’s genetic understanding