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Title: Success stories in genomic medicine from resource-limited countries
Authors: Konstantinos Mitropoulos
Hayat Al Jaibeji
Diego A. Forero
Paul Laissue
Ambroise Wonkam
Catalina Lopez-Correa
Zahurin Mohamed
Wasun Chantratita
Ming Ta Michael Lee
Adrian Llerena
Angela Brand
Bassam R. Ali
George P. Patrinos
The Golden Helix Foundation
Maastricht University
College of Medicine and Health Sciences United Arab Emirates University
Universidad Antonio Nariño
Universidad del Rosario
University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences
Genome Quebec
University of Malaya
Mahidol University
Academia Sinica, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Universidad de Extremadura
Panepistimion Patron
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Human Genomics. Vol.9, No.1 (2015)
Abstract: © 2015 Mitropoulos et al. In recent years, the translation of genomic discoveries into mainstream medical practice and public health has gained momentum, facilitated by the advent of new technologies. However, there are often major discrepancies in the pace of implementation of genomic medicine between developed and developing/resource-limited countries. The main reason does not only lie in the limitation of resources but also in the slow pace of adoption of the new findings and the poor understanding of the potential that this new discipline offers to rationalize medical diagnosis and treatment. Here, we present and critically discuss examples from the successful implementation of genomic medicine in resource-limited countries, focusing on pharmacogenomics, genome informatics, and public health genomics, emphasizing in the latter case genomic education, stakeholder analysis, and economics in pharmacogenomics. These examples can be considered as model cases and be readily replicated for the wide implementation of pharmacogenomics and genomic medicine in other resource-limited environments.
ISSN: 14797364
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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