Description of Genomic Medicine in Emerging Economies: Genomics for Every Nation
Originally thought to be available only to the world’s wealthiest nations, genomic medicine has developed into a broad range of clinical methods and technologies whose concrete applications are also revolutionizing health systems in many of the world’s resource-limited nations.
Genomic Medicine in Emerging Economies: Genomics for Every Nation provides in-depth analysis and key examples of the implementation of medical genomics in low-income nations across the globe, demonstrating how this advancing medical science has already transformed health systems and led to improved patient care in Indonesian, Chilean, Malaysian, Argentinian, Chinese, Sri Lankan, and Colombian populations among others. In addition to defining tools, diagnostics, and treatment pathways at the population-wide level for medical geneticists, genomic researchers, and public health workers to apply in their own work, this book offers an essential, case-study based approach needed to understand how genomic medicine can be used to improve disease-management in a diverse range of economic and social contexts.
- Examines essential concepts and protocols, and economic, social and legal considerations related to the implementation of genomic medicine in resource-limited nations
- Features concrete success stories of the implementation of medical genomics in Indonesian, Nepalese, Chilean, Malaysian, Tanzanian, Argentinian, Chinese, Sri Lankan and Columbian populations, amongst others
- Provides tools, diagnostics and treatment pathways for medical geneticists, genomic researchers and public health workers to apply in their own work
- Establishes clear precedents on how genomic technologies can be accessed by nations with limited means and financial support for healthcare
About the Author
Dr. George Patrinos is an Associate Professor at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy) in Patras, Greece with Adjunct positions in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the fields of molecular diagnostics, high-throughput mutation screening, the development of online mutation diagnostic tools, and the implementation of genomics into healthcare, particularly for health systems in developing countries.
Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa is Vice-President and CSO of Genome British Columbia, an organization that leads genomic innovation in British Columbia and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. She has more than 18 years of experience in the field of genomics, particularly in the use of genomic technologies to ensure economic and social impact in resource-limited nations, and the implementation of genomic technologies into health care systems.