August 2014 - In this issue, Dr. Bland provides a full issue of commentary. The reason? Over the last several months, Dr. Bland has had the opportunity to interview several individuals who are advancing the concepts of systems biology and transforming medicine based on lessons learned (and data gathered) in the genomic era in which we now live. But how do these big data projects and longitudinal studies translate to the world of the practicing clinician? What applications are there now and what applications will be coming in the near term? How long will it take for new guidelines to appear that will influence standards of care in the way the Framingham Heart Study did in the second half of the 20th century? It is questions such as these that Dr. Bland discusses in the current issue.
What's Dr. Bland Reading?
"Translational Genomics. Clues from the Resilient" Read the abstract.
"The Hunt for Unexpected Genetic Heroes" Watch the TEDtalk.
"The New Normal" Nutrition Business Journal. Find the article.
"Medicine Gets Up Close and Personal" Read the abstract.
"PALB2 Mutations and Breast-Cancer Risk." Read the full text.
Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes by Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD. Find it here.