2011 - Transplantomics and Biomarkers in Transplantation


Genomics and Personalized Medicine

4.2 - The Clinical Utility of Whole Genome Sequencing

Presenter: Rong, Chen, Stanford, CA, USA
Authors: Rong Chen


The Clinical Utility of Whole Genome Sequencing

Rong Chen, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

With over 30,000 human genomes estimated to be sequenced this year, now is the time to apply the whole genome sequencing technology into clinics. The utility of these genomes in a clinical setting remains controversial. Dr. Chen will present on his work on the first medical analysis of a patient presenting with a whole genome sequence, recently featured last year in the Lancet1, and will discuss how whole genome sequencing could revolutionize research and clinical care.

Suggested Reading Materials:

1. Ashley, E.A. et al. Clinical assessment incorporating a personal genome. Lancet 375, 1525-35 (2010).


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