Science Webinar Series

The impact of new technologies on clinical decision-making in health care

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Science  11 Dec 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6266, pp. 1397
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6266.1397-c


Decision-making in the clinic has been revolutionized by high-throughput technologies for genomic/transcriptomic sequencing and proteome/metabolome analysis. Close collaborations between academia and health care have driven the implementation of frontline technologies and bioinformatics in clinical diagnostics. As a result, clinicians are able to make faster and better-informed assessments of a patient’s condition, allowing treatment to be personalized for maximum efficacy. These advances have also provided new opportunities to understand disease mechanisms and develop novel treatment strategies. In this webinar, our expert panel will demonstrate how both diagnosis and treatment can be improved and lives saved using next-generation genomic profiling and functional analyses.