Predictive genetics: from fortune telling to personalized medicine

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 - 13:00
Prof. Borut Peterlin, M.D.

Predictive genetics present an important concept in personalized medicine - individuals with high risk for developing a given genetic disease may be identified before developing any symptom of disease. Genetic test are nowadays available for various types of diseases: from presymptomatic genetic diagnosis for adult - onset diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders or cancer to identification of increased risk for common, complex disorders like hypertension or even susceptibility to smoking. Special challenge and opportunity is linked to screening genetic tests. During the talk, I will discuss current state of the art and trends in the field.

About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


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