Genomics of Rare Diseases

Genomics of Rare Diseases
Author: Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui,James R. Lupski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128204362
ISBN 13: 9780128204368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics of Rare Diseases Book Review:

Genomics of Rare Diseases: Understanding Disease Genetics Using Genomic Approaches, a new volume in the Translational and Applied Genomics series, offers readers a broad understanding of current knowledge on rare diseases through a genomics lens. This clear understanding of the latest molecular and genomic technologies used to elucidate the molecular causes of more than 5,000 genetic disorders brings readers closer to unraveling many more that remain undefined and undiscovered. The challenges associated with performing rare disease research are also discussed, as well as the opportunities that the study of these disorders provides for improving our understanding of disease architecture and pathophysiology. Leading chapter authors in the field discuss approaches such as karyotyping and genomic sequencing for the better diagnosis and treatment of conditions including recessive diseases, dominant and X-linked disorders, de novo mutations, sporadic disorders and mosaicism. Compiles applied case studies and methodologies, enabling researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers to effectively classify DNA variants associated with disease and patient phenotypes Discusses the main challenges in studying the genetics of rare diseases through genomic approaches and possible or ongoing solutions Explores opportunities for novel therapeutics Features chapter contributions from leading researchers and clinicians

Genomics of Rare Diseases

Genomics of Rare Diseases
Author: Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui,James R. Lupski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-07-09
ISBN 10: 0128201401
ISBN 13: 9780128201404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics of Rare Diseases Book Review:

Genomics of Rare Diseases: Understanding Disease Genetics Using Genomic Approaches, a new volume in the Translational and Applied Genomics series, offers readers a broad understanding of current knowledge on rare diseases through a genomics lens. This clear understanding of the latest molecular and genomic technologies used to elucidate the molecular causes of more than 5,000 genetic disorders brings readers closer to unraveling many more that remain undefined and undiscovered. The challenges associated with performing rare disease research are also discussed, as well as the opportunities that the study of these disorders provides for improving our understanding of disease architecture and pathophysiology. Leading chapter authors in the field discuss approaches such as karyotyping and genomic sequencing for the better diagnosis and treatment of conditions including recessive diseases, dominant and X-linked disorders, de novo mutations, sporadic disorders and mosaicism. Compiles applied case studies and methodologies, enabling researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers to effectively classify DNA variants associated with disease and patient phenotypes Discusses the main challenges in studying the genetics of rare diseases through genomic approaches and possible or ongoing solutions Explores opportunities for novel therapeutics Features chapter contributions from leading researchers and clinicians

Rare Diseases Diagnosis Therapies and Hope

Rare Diseases  Diagnosis  Therapies and Hope
Author: Ana Sanfilippo and
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 9781366067357
ISBN 13: 1366067355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Diseases Diagnosis Therapies and Hope Book Review:

This book gives readers a firsthand look at the impact genome sequencing and other advanced techniques are having on rare diseases. It is unique in that it goes beyond the clinical side of the topic and includes very personal stories told by the families living with rare diseases. "These rare diseases are collectively so common, affecting over 300 million globally," said co-author Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS. The key to assembling such a comprehensive resource was a year long process to examine the topic from all sides. The book brings together interviews with families that are currently battling rare diseases along with leading experts. The results of all this hard work is a valuable resource that will educate and inspire hope. "We are part of a growing movement to raise global awareness of rare diseases, and we are so pleased to be able to offer one of the early books for families living with rare diseases," said co-author Ana Sanfilippo. The book includes expert interviews and remarkable stories from families like: - Amylynne Volker whose son was the first child saved through DNA sequencing -Dallas police officer Mark Dant who raised over $3 million for research that saved his son Ryan's life -John Crowley, who saved his own children's lives through creating a new company to develop a new drug, which is now the standard of care -Retta Beery, whose twins, Noah and Alexis, are alive due to her own exhaustive medical research and genomics. Please note that there is no markup on the book.

Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases
Author: Meral Özgüç
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-09-08
ISBN 10: 9401792143
ISBN 13: 9789401792141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Diseases Book Review:

This book focuses on predictive, preventative and personalized medicine (PPPM) and how it is related to the healthcare of rare diseases. Readers will discover how advanced rare diseases healthcare provides an excellent “proof-of-principles” for the personalisation of healthcare systems on a global scale. Chapters look at national plans for rare disease, at biobanking, gene identification, rare cancers, virus gene therapy , induced pluripotency for cell therapy amongst other topics. There is a chapter dedicated to personalized medicine for hereditary deafness and another exploring the complexity of genotype-phenotype correlations. Specific diseases such as Fabry's, Gauchers and mitochondrial cytopathies are highlighted and we look at enzyme replacement therapy in lysosomal storage diseases. This work is part of a series, produced with the involvement of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine. The series focusses on the concept of an integrative medical approach by PPPM. This volume is dedicated to all aspects related to the prediction, prevention and personalised treatments of rare diseases, and in doing so it explores developments relevant to all medical branches. The authors cover ethical considerations, the creation of a robust platform for professional communication, synergies with patient organisations, “doctor-patient” collaboration and a new philosophy of integrative medicine by PPPM. This volume serves as a reference source for scientific and medical centres in the field and can be used both at medical curricula and graduate level in the life sciences. Those who place a special emphasis on healthcare promotion and innovations intended to combat rare diseases, save the affected lives and enhance life quality will all find this book of great value.

Applying Next Generation Sequencing and Transgenic Models to Rare Disease Research

Applying Next Generation Sequencing and Transgenic Models to Rare Disease Research
Author: Arvin M. Gouw,Amritha Jaishankar,George A. Brooks
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 2889635244
ISBN 13: 9782889635245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applying Next Generation Sequencing and Transgenic Models to Rare Disease Research Book Review:

A rare disease is a disease that occurs infrequently in the general population, typically affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. More than 30 million people in the United States of America (USA) and 350 million people globally suffer from rare diseases. Out of the 7000+ known rare diseases, less than 5% have approved treatments. Rare diseases are frequently chronic, progressive, degenerative, and life-threatening, compromising the lives of patients by loss of autonomy. In the USA, it can take years for a rare disease patient to receive a correct diagnosis. The socioeconomic burden for rare disease is huge. For those living with diagnosed rare diseases, there is no support system or resource bank for navigating financial, educational, or other aspects of having a rare disease. The purpose of this Research Topic is to bring together leading researchers, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers/diagnostic companies, and pharma/biotech/CROs in the field to provide a broad perspective on the latest advances, challenges, and opportunities in rare disease research. A genomic approach to rare disease research is becoming the key to discovering unknown causes behind these syndromes. Genomic rare disease research has attracted not only academic researchers but also researchers from the biotech/pharma and non-profit organizations. The breadth and depth of current genomic approaches in rare disease is largely unexplored. While the creation of novel CRISPR mouse models and the use of NGS (ChIP Seq, RNA Seq, etc) have become more routine for fields such as oncology, rare disease researchers are now making advances in modifying and applying these approaches for rare diseases. This Research Topic provides a fruitful platform for rare disease researchers to share their findings and advance the field of genomics research in the rare disease space.

Rare Diseases and Orphan Products

Rare Diseases and Orphan Products
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Accelerating Rare Diseases Research and Orphan Product Development
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2011-04-03
ISBN 10: 0309158060
ISBN 13: 9780309158060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Diseases and Orphan Products Book Review:

Rare diseases collectively affect millions of Americans of all ages, but developing drugs and medical devices to prevent, diagnose, and treat these conditions is challenging. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends implementing an integrated national strategy to promote rare diseases research and product development.

Role of Biomarkers in Medicine

Role of Biomarkers in Medicine
Author: Mu Wang,Frank Witzmann
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 9535125052
ISBN 13: 9789535125051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Biomarkers in Medicine Book Review:

The use of biomarkers in basic and clinical research has become routine in many areas of medicine. They are accepted as molecular signatures that have been well characterized and repeatedly shown to be capable of predicting relevant disease states or clinical outcomes. In Role of Biomarkers in Medicine, expert researchers in their individual field have reviewed many biomarkers or potential biomarkers in various types of diseases. The topics address numerous aspects of medicine, demonstrating the current conceptual status of biomarkers as clinical tools and as surrogate endpoints in clinical research. This book highlights the current state of biomarkers and will aid scientists and clinicians to develop better and more specific biomarkers for disease management.

Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases
Author: Zhan He Wu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 1838800239
ISBN 13: 9781838800239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Diseases Book Review:

Rare diseases are a group of genetic disorders occurring in a small percentage of the population with the conditions being chronic but incurable. Approximately 7000 to 8000 different types have been identified and about 350 million people globally are affected in childhood and adulthood, resulting in enormous physical, mental, and psychological suffering and financial burden. It is imperative for medical scientists, clinicians, communities, and societies to ensure appropriate care is applied to ease the suffering of such patients. The extraordinary and unprecedented hallmark in the field of rare diseases has revolutionized modern human medicine with exciting and advancing developments of the genomic era over the last two decades. Patients with rare diseases have been receiving increasing benefits in care and life quality improvements than ever before. This book intends to share and exchange the advancing knowledge and experiences from the authors, who have the necessary expertise within the various topics and subjects in the research, diagnosis, and management of rare diseases. It is hoped they are able to provide further benefits to patients and families with the development of early and accurate diagnosis and effective therapies.

Managing Health in the Genomic Era

Managing Health in the Genomic Era
Author: Vincent Henrich,Lori A. Orlando,Brian H. Shirts
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN 10: 0128160160
ISBN 13: 9780128160169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Health in the Genomic Era Book Review:

In Managing Health in the Genomic Era: A Guide to Family Health History and Disease Risk, Drs. Vincent C. Henrich, Lori A. Orlando, and Brian H. Shirts discuss the practical considerations surrounding the use of genomic and genetic tests to manage patient health, to provide adult disease risk assessment, to improve diagnosis, and to support effective interventions and treatment. In 10 chapters, evidence-based information and case studies are described and examine the central place of family health history (FHH) in genomic medicine, tools and strategies for compiling and analyzing family health history, how to identify existing and novel genetic markers, how to identify lineage specific (or rare) variants within families, and how to find effective interventions based on genetic testing results and FHH. Factors that influence clinical practice, including gene-environment interactions, FHH social networking, direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing and data sharing, algorithms for analyzing genetic data, and patient counseling are discussed from the standpoint of clinical practice. Here, frontline healthcare providers will discover succinct commentary and key examples to assist with their local needs. Relevant principles of genetic biology and inheritance are explored and guidance on available support networks and online resources is also provided Presents a practical, accessible resource for primary care providers, allied health professionals, pharmacologists, public health professionals, students and clinical researchers Addresses genetic and genomic approaches in managing patient health, conducting and analyzing family health histories, and assessing adult disease risk Features an expert author team with direct experience integrating genetics and genomics in primary care and family medicine settings Examines the attributes and limitations of family health history, genetic testing, and genomic testing in clinical practice Includes detailed explanations following practice-based examples

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease
Author: Xiaoyi Raymond Gao
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2019-09-12
ISBN 10: 0128167270
ISBN 13: 9780128167274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease Book Review:

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease: Advancing to Precision Medicine thoroughly examines the latest genomics methods for studying eye disease, including complex eye disorders associated with multiple genes. GWAS, WES, WGS, RNA-sequencing, and transcriptome analysis as employed in ocular genomics are discussed in-depth, as are genomics findings tied to early-onset glaucoma, strabismus, age-related macular degeneration, adult-onset glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, and leber congenital amaurosis, among other diseases. Research and clinical specialists offer guidance on conducting preventative screenings and counseling patients, as well as the promise of machine learning, computational statistics and artificial intelligence in advancing ocular genomics research. Offers thorough guidance on conducting genetic and genomic studies of eye disease Examines the genetic basis of a wide range of complex eye diseases and single-gene and Mendelian disorders Discusses the application of genetic testing and genetic risk prediction in eye disease diagnosis and patient counseling

Medical and Health Genomics

Medical and Health Genomics
Author: Dhavendra Kumar,Stylianos Antonarakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2016-06-04
ISBN 10: 0127999221
ISBN 13: 9780127999227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical and Health Genomics Book Review:

Medical and Health Genomics provides concise and evidence-based technical and practical information on the applied and translational aspects of genome sciences and the technologies related to non-clinical medicine and public health. Coverage is based on evolving paradigms of genomic medicine—in particular, the relation to public and population health genomics now being rapidly incorporated in health management and administration, with further implications for clinical population and disease management. Provides extensive coverage of the emergent field of health genomics and its huge relevance to healthcare management Presents user-friendly language accompanied by explanatory diagrams, figures, and many references for further study Covers the applied, but non-clinical, sciences across disease discovery, genetic analysis, genetic screening, and prevention and management Details the impact of clinical genomics across a diverse array of public and community health issues, and within a variety of global healthcare systems

Translational Cardiometabolic Genomic Medicine

Translational Cardiometabolic Genomic Medicine
Author: Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 0128004746
ISBN 13: 9780128004746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Cardiometabolic Genomic Medicine Book Review:

Translational Cardiometabolic Genomic Medicine, edited by Dr. Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, is an important resource to postgraduate (medical, dental and graduate) students, postdoctoral fellows, basic scientists, and physician scientists seeking to understand and expand their knowledge base in the field of genomic medicine as it is applied to cardiometabolic diseases. This handbook integrates cutting-edge experimental approaches such as chromatin immunoprecipitation paired end tagging (CHIA-PET), to population studies such as the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. It encompasses a range of book chapters that highlight bioinformatic approaches to better understanding functionality of the noncoding regions of the human genome to the use of molecular diagnostic testing in predicting increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Where applicable, this reference also includes chapters related to therapeutic options specifically aligned to molecular targets. Provides comprehensive research on translational genomic medicine Explains state-of-the-art genome editing for stem cells and mouse models with significant relevance to human cardiometabolic disease Includes discussions on the functional effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms and cardiometabolic diseases, stratified by sex and race Encompasses a range of book chapters that highlight bioinformatic approaches to better understanding functionality of the noncoding regions of the human genome

Precision Public Health

Precision Public Health
Author: Tarun Weeramanthri,Hugh Dawkins,Gareth Baynam,Matthew Bellgard,Ori Gudes,James Semmens
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-25
ISBN 10: 2889455017
ISBN 13: 9782889455010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precision Public Health Book Review:

Precision Public Health is a new and rapidly evolving field, that examines the application of new technologies to public health policy and practice. It draws on a broad range of disciplines including genomics, spatial data, data linkage, epidemiology, health informatics, big data, predictive analytics and communications. The hope is that these new technologies will strengthen preventive health, improve access to health care, and reach disadvantaged populations in all areas of the world. But what are the downsides and what are the risks, and how can we ensure the benefits flow to those population groups most in need, rather than simply to those individuals who can afford to pay? This is the first collection of theoretical frameworks, analyses of empirical data, and case studies to be assembled on this topic, published to stimulate debate and promote collaborative work.

Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases
Author: Mani T. Valarmathi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-09-22
ISBN 10: 1839629304
ISBN 13: 9781839629303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Diseases Book Review:

A rare disease is any disease or condition that affects a small percentage of the population. Many rare conditions are life-threatening or chronically debilitating, and unfortunately do not have appropriate treatments, rendering them incurable. In recent years, there has been substantial development in the area of rare disease research and its clinical applications, for instance, rare disease biology and genomics, epidemiology and preventions, early detection and screening, and diagnosis and treatment. In this context, this book consolidates the recent advances in rare disease biology and therapeutics, covering a wide spectrum of interrelated topics, and disseminates this essential knowledge in a comprehensible way to a greater scientific and clinical audience as well as patients, caregivers, and drug and device manufacturers, especially to support rare disease product development. Chapters cover such diseases as Felty’s syndrome, Löfgren’s syndrome, mesothelioma, epidermolysis bullosa, and more. This book is a valuable resource not only for medical and allied health students but also for researchers, clinical and nurse geneticists, genetic counselors, and physician assistants.

Applied Genomics and Public Health

Applied Genomics and Public Health
Author: George P. Patrinos
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN 10: 0128136960
ISBN 13: 9780128136966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Genomics and Public Health Book Review:

Applied Genomics and Public Health examines the interdisciplinary and growing area of how evidence-based genomic knowledge can be applied to public health, population health, healthcare and health policies. The book gathers experts from a variety of disciplines, including life sciences, social sciences, and health care to develop a comprehensive overview of the field. In addition, the book delves into subjects such as pharmacogenomics, genethics, big data, data translation and analysis, economic evaluation, genomic awareness and education, sociology, pricing and reimbursement, policy measures and economic evaluation in genomic medicine. This book is essential reading for researchers and students exploring applications of genomics to population and public health. In addition, it is ideal for those in the biomedical sciences, medical sociologists, healthcare professionals, nurses, regulatory bodies and health economists interested in learning more about this growing field. Explores the growing application of genomics to population and public health Features internationally renowned contributors from a variety of related fields Contains chapters on important topics such as genomic data sharing, genethics and public health genomics, genomics and sociology, and regulatory aspects of genomic medicine and pharmacogenomics

Rare Genetic Diseases

Rare Genetic Diseases
Author: Theodore F. Thurmon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003774406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Genetics and Genomics

Human Genetics and Genomics
Author: Bruce R. Korf,Mira B. Irons
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 1118537661
ISBN 13: 9781118537664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Genetics and Genomics Book Review:

This fourth edition of the best-selling textbook, Human Genetics and Genomics, clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of molecular genetics, to clinical applications used in the treatment of both rare and common conditions. A newly expanded Part 1, Basic Principles of Human Genetics, focuses on introducing the reader to key concepts such as Mendelian principles, DNA replication and gene expression. Part 2, Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice, uses case scenarios to help you engage with current genetic practice. Now featuring full-color diagrams, Human Genetics and Genomics has been rigorously updated to reflect today’s genetics teaching, and includes updated discussion of genetic risk assessment, “single gene” disorders and therapeutics. Key learning features include: Clinical snapshots to help relate science to practice ‘Hot topics’ boxes that focus on the latest developments in testing, assessment and treatment ‘Ethical issues’ boxes to prompt further thought and discussion on the implications of genetic developments ‘Sources of information’ boxes to assist with the practicalities of clinical research and information provision Self-assessment review questions in each chapter Accompanied by the Wiley E-Text digital edition (included in the price of the book), Human Genetics and Genomics is also fully supported by a suite of online resources at www.korfgenetics.com, including: Factsheets on 100 genetic disorders, ideal for study and exam preparation Interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with feedback on all answers Links to online resources for further study Figures from the book available as PowerPoint slides, ideal for teaching purposes The perfect companion to the genetics component of both problem-based learning and integrated medical courses, Human Genetics and Genomics presents the ideal balance between the bio-molecular basis of genetics and clinical cases, and provides an invaluable overview for anyone wishing to engage with this fast-moving discipline.

Genomics Circuits and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Genomics  Circuits  and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry
Author: Thomas Lehner,Bruce L. Miller,Matthew W. State
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0128005300
ISBN 13: 9780128005309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics Circuits and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry Book Review:

This foundational work comprehensively examines the current state of the genetics, genomics and brain circuitry of psychiatric and neurological disorders. It consolidates discoveries of specific genes and genomic regions associated with these conditions, the genetic and anatomic architecture of these syndromes, and addresses how recent advances in genomics are leading to a reappraisal of the biology underlying clinical neuroscience. In doing so, it critically examines the promise and limitations of these discoveries toward treatment, and to the interdisciplinary nature of understanding brain and behavior. Coverage includes new discoveries regarding autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, dementias, movement disorders, language impairment, disorders of attention, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry focuses on key concepts, challenges, findings, and methods in genetics, genomics, molecular pathways, brain circuitry, and related neurobiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Provides interdisciplinary appeal in psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and genetics Identifies key concepts, methods, and findings Includes coverage of multiple disorders from autism to schizophrenia Reviews specific genes associated with disorders Discusses the genetic architecture of these syndromes Explains how recent findings are influencing the understanding of biology Clarifies the promise of these findings for future treatment

Rare Diseases and Specialised Commissioning in England

Rare Diseases and Specialised Commissioning in England
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1274680227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Genome Odyssey

The Genome Odyssey
Author: Dr. Euan Angus Ashley
Publsiher: Celadon Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1250234972
ISBN 13: 9781250234971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genome Odyssey Book Review:

In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Euan Ashley, Stanford professor of medicine and genetics, brings the breakthroughs of precision medicine to vivid life through the real diagnostic journeys of his patients and the tireless efforts of his fellow doctors and scientists as they hunt to prevent, predict, and beat disease. Since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the price of genome sequencing has dropped at a staggering rate. It’s as if the price of a Ferrari went from $350,000 to a mere forty cents. Through breakthroughs made by Dr. Ashley’s team at Stanford and other dedicated groups around the world, analyzing the human genome has decreased from a heroic multibillion dollar effort to a single clinical test costing less than $1,000. For the first time we have within our grasp the ability to predict our genetic future, to diagnose and prevent disease before it begins, and to decode what it really means to be human. In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Ashley details the medicine behind genome sequencing with clarity and accessibility. More than that, with passion for his subject and compassion for his patients, he introduces readers to the dynamic group of researchers and doctor detectives who hunt for answers, and to the pioneering patients who open up their lives to the medical community during their search for diagnoses and cures. He describes how he led the team that was the first to analyze and interpret a complete human genome, how they broke genome speed records to diagnose and treat a newborn baby girl whose heart stopped five times on the first day of her life, and how they found a boy with tumors growing inside his heart and traced the cause to a missing piece of his genome. These patients inspire Dr. Ashley and his team as they work to expand the boundaries of our medical capabilities and to envision a future where genome sequencing is available for all, where medicine can be tailored to treat specific diseases and to decode pathogens like viruses at the genomic level, and where our medical system as we know it has been completely revolutionized.