The potential of genomic medicine
The systematic application of genomic technologies has the potential to transform patients’ lives by:
- enabling a quicker diagnosis for patients with a rare disease, limiting the possibility of years of uncertainty, often referred to as the ‘diagnostic odyssey’.
- matching people to the most effective medications and interventions, reducing the likelihood of an adverse drug reaction.
- increasing the number of people surviving cancer each year because of more accurate and early diagnosis and more effective use of therapies.