Utah Genome Project Science Working to Bring Genomic Analysis to Point of Care

After only a year, the Utah Genome Project is already advancing science and health care delivery outside its own institutional walls. A private California company recently announced a partnership with University of Utah Health Sciences biomedical informaticians and the Utah Genome Project to bring personal genome analysis to the clinic. As every human genome contains about 3-billion base pairs of DNA, analysis generally demands that users must be highly trained to make any sense of the digitized human source code—something clinicians are typically not trained to do. Science from the UUHS and the Utah Genome Project is working to move precision medicine closer to the point of care.

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Joe BorgenichtSenior Writer/Editor, Public Affairs at University of Utah Health Sciences.