The sequencing of the human genome, completed in 2003, launched an era of rapid advancements in genomic medicine – a scientific discipline that uses DNA sequencing and other advanced technologies to determine an individual’s disease risk, diagnosis, and the most effective treatment. Today, scientists and physicians recognize the potential of genomics to revolutionize medical practice by giving clinicians the ability to administer personalized healthcare based in part on an individual’s genotype. Genomics enhances our ability to determine the causes of inherited diseases and advance our understanding of complex disorders, enabling unprecedented new approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of both common and rare diseases.

 The UAB HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine brings together specialists from across its partner institutions to accelerate discoveries in genomics and propel these discoveries into clinical practice to develop true personalized therapies and cures.