The field of omics is a rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary, and emerging one that encompasses genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Each of these individual fields offers the possibility to understand and personalize patient care in a way that was previously unthinkable.
Research has demonstrated how epigenetics play a critical role in turning genes on and off—illustrating that a person's genes need not define their medical future. But how can clinicians practically make use of this knowledge? A few years ago obtaining a patient’s genomic sequence was cost-prohibitive and the clinical application was not detailed based on the genetic information obtained. But today real clinical applications and guidance are available to improve patient health and wellbeing.
During this workshop participants will examine these cutting-edge applications as well as the quickly evolving research surrounding the science of omics.