CRACKING THE GENETIC CODE FOR BETTER HEALTH

Advances in genomics – the study of genes and their functions – is allowing researchers (and eventually physicians) to customize health care and treat individuals according to their genetic makeup. 

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Watch this webinar with Dr. Francois Bernier, an expert in rare diseases, as he explains how genetic sequencing, a “precision medicine” approach, can give physicians more tools to understand what their patients need, and to provide highly personalized, precise care.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Francois Bernier is a member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, the head of the department of medical genetics at the Cumming School of Medicine and director of the clinical genetics unit at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. His research interests include Clinical and molecular delineation of novel autosomal recessive disorders including DCMA syndrome (dilated cardiomyopathy, cerebellar ataxia and 3-methylglutaconic aciduria) as well as the role of genes and the prenatal environment as the cause of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental coordination disorder (CDC).

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Cracking the genetic code for better health

Recorded on April 4, 2017


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