Genomic Medicine Alliance News
- Saturday, 08 November 2014
The Special Issue entitled "Genomic Medicine in 2014", that was encouraged by the Genomic Medicine Alliance and guest edited by Professors George P. Patrinos (University of Patras, Greece) and Barbara Prainsack (Kings College London, UK), members of the Scientific Advisory Committee has been published in Personalized Medicine, an international peer-review journal published by Future Medicine Group.
This Special issue is a collection of original, perspective and review articles highlighting the recent development of Genomic Medicine. This issue also hosts an interview of Professor Vural Ozdemir (Turkey), entitled "Personalized Medicine across borders and without borders". In his inteview Prof. Odzemir indicates that "...Alliances such as the Genomic Medicine Alliance are well poised to deliver on the realistic promises of genomics in the next 5–10 years and perhaps much sooner, in the ‘developed and developing world’ alike, and doing so in the spirit of responsible innovation, whereby ethics research is well informed by the social sciences."
Click here to access the entire content of the Special Issue "Genomic Medicine in 2014"
Click here to read to interview by Professor Vural Ozdemir.
- Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Scientific Advisory Committee decided to add a new Working Group on Rare Diseases and Drug Outcomes to the activities of the Genomic Medicine Alliance. This working group will aim to establish collaborative projects among Genomic Medicine Alliance members to elicudate the genetic basis of rare genetic diseases. Also, in conjunction to the Pharmacogenomics Working Group activities, this new Working Group aspires to engage into collaborative projects to delineate genomic variants with rare drug outcomes.
Activities of this new Working Group will be coordinated by Professor Domenica Taruscio (Rome, Italy), who will also participate in the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Genomic Medicine Alliance.
- Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The 2014 Golden Helix Summer School was successfully organized in Aegina island, Greece, September 11-15, 2014. The meeting was attended by more than 100 participants and speakers from 21 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and others. This event was co-organized by the Genomic Medicine Alliance and the Golden Helix Foundation and was the first of a series of similar educational events that will be organized in the future.
The participants enjoyed an intense scientific program on Phamacogenomics and Genomic Medicine and a social program that included a visit to the AFEA archaeological site (temple and museum), and a traditional BBQ and farewell party.
Please visit the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School website to access the photo gallery and downloads.
- Sunday, 16 February 2014
On January 8-9, 2014, the Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting was held at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and co-chaired by Geoffrey Ginsburg and Teri Manolio.
The goals of the meeting were to: (a) Identify areas of active translational and implementation research, potential common strategies, and opportunities for collaborative efforts, (b) Identify common barriers to implementation of genomics in healthcare and a policy agenda relevant to advances in the field, (c) Identify nations with unique capabilities (such as national healthcare systems) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes, and (d) Discuss opportunities (such as national healthcare system) that may allow rapid implementation and measures of key outcomes.
Commemorative picture of the participants of the Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting (Courtesy of Dr. Teri Manolio). Professors Al-Mulla and Patrinos are in the front row, together with Dr. Geoff Ginsburg (Duke University), Dr. Eric Green (Director; National Human Genome Research Institute), and Dr. Teri Manolio (Director; Genomic Medicine Division, National Human Genome Research Institute).
In this meeting, the Genomic Medicine Alliance Scientific Advisory Committee members, Professors Fahd al-Mulla (Safat. Kuwait) and George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece), have presented the Genomic Medicine Alliance concept, which was very well received by the attendees.
Please click here to view the meeting slides and videos.