Estonian Genome Centre: putting genetic data to work for medicine
Estonian Genome Centre director Andres Metspalu has been working for years to enable the use of genetic data in medicine. Today the centre is at the stage where 52,000 gene donors will soon have their whole genome sequenced.
Genome Centre director Andres Metspalu can be considered a leading advocate for personalized medicine. Today, thanks to his leadership and the support from the Genome Centre, the topic of personalized medicine is now even part of the government’s agenda. “I’m a graduate of medical school myself and it’s been a lifelong effort for me to broaden the use of genetics in medicine,” says Metspalu.
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Annely Allik, University of Tartu Institute of Genomics communication manager, annely.allik [ät] ut.ee