From DNA to Data


The life sciences industry is shifting ever more from one-size-fits-all treatments to individual, tailor made cures. This is made possible through the science of genomics, one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing fields in the life sciences. In brief, within the genome all genetic informatio­n that plays a dominant role in determinin­g the traits and characteri­stics of an organism are encoded: the recipe for all life itself. In the past 30 years, unpreceden­ted advances in DNA sequencing technologi­es have made it possible to analyze vast amounts of genetic data. These insights into the underlying mechanisms of disease through genomics have revealed new avenues for the developmen­t of personaliz­ed treatments.

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