JUN 25, 2018 06:09 PM PDT

Advances in Precision Medicine

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

In this talk from Stanford Medicine, you can hear from an expert in precision health, Jill Hagenkord. Scientists and clinicians want to use what we know about the human genome to improve health and patient care. Hagenkord has already helped work toward that goal as an employee of Color Genomics, who have created inexpensive and accurate tests that can indicate a person's risk for certain diseases.

The company wants to ensure that not only do people get tested for disease risk, they get the proper support, in the form of genetic counseling and follow-up care. They are working to bring genetic testing into the clinic in a responsible way. 

The results of that testing may one day help people learn when they have a high chance of developing certain diseases, and in a best-case scenario, the support they receive with that testing would help them prevent the disorder from happening.

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