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  • B VITAMINS: THEY'RE COMPLEX

    Interactions between your genes, lifestyle, and environment influence your health.

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  • PHARMACOGENOMICS

    Scientists now know to look for genetic variations that can explain why different people may respond very differently to the same drug. 

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  • EXPLORE YOUR GENES

    Your genes influence your physical traits and predisposition to disease. 

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    Amalia Dutra, Ph.D., NHGRI

  • EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

    Since the Human Genome Project was completed, the field of medical genomics has yielded a long list of surprises.

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  • MICROBIOME

    Genomics has shown that trillions of microbes grow in nearly every part of your body.

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    NIAID, NIH

  • CANCER GENOMICS

    The way a cancer cell behaves is determined by the combination of mutations it carries.

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    Darryl Leja, NHGRI

Genomic Medicine

You live at the dawn of an era of discovering and understanding the genome’s role in health and disease. Many medical breakthroughs have already been enabled by genomics: developing ways to combat genetic illness, understanding the microbiome, personalizing health care, and stopping deadly epidemics. Advances in DNA sequencing enable you to investigate your own genome – and scientists are eager to use this knowledge for better health care. Explore the advances in genomic medicine and how genomic information can contribute to your health.