‘Personalized Medicine’ Goal of Human Genetics Initiative

Oregon Health & Science University effort, launched 25-April 2007 during National DNA Day, will meld genetics and clinical care

OHSU today is launching the Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), an effort that brings together the university’s vast array of genetics research resources and brainpower, and applies them in a health care setting. It will allow the university to seek new ways of understanding the role of genetics in common disorders like obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and diabetes.

The goal of HGI is to accelerate the translation of scientific knowledge to patient care by recruiting new geneticists, building a campuswide bank of advanced technology, developing new educational programs for the next generation of health care providers, and, eventually, establishing a novel delivery model for genetics health care.

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7 Responses

  1. To put all that power together would be useless without some clinical applications to be tested. I am certain that once GINA passes we will see a whole new leap in personalized medicine.
    -Steve

    http://www.thegenesherpa.blogspot.com

  2. I am sure thats the way forward, Biology and life science research is one of most capitla intensive and highly funded research field any where in the world, and its time we also think about the ecconomical impact of these research projects can make, before commiting any more. Usage of microarray in hospitals and clinics is not a far dream but am certain its not going to happen as rampantly as we want it to be, for the next 4 years atleast The cost and man power required are too much for every one to bear

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  4. […] OHSU today is launching the Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), an effort that brings together the university s vast array of genetics research resources and brainpower, and applies them in a health care setting. … …more […]

  5. […] OHSU today is launching the Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), an effort that brings together the university s vast array of genetics research resources and brainpower, and applies them in a health care setting. … …more […]

  6. […] OHSU today is launching the Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), an effort that brings together the university s vast array of genetics research resources and brainpower, and applies them in a health care setting. … …more […]

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