The Department of Life Sciences at Independent University, Bangladesh hosted Dr. Nazneen Aziz, President and CEO of Variant Genomics, Inc. for a seminar entitled “How Precision Medicine Helps Patient Care and Population Health” on February 13th, 2019 in the IUB Auditorium. The talk focused on the scientific, economic, and social aspects of precision medicine, and provided an update on the current state of genomics technology and its use in precision medicine. Differences between individuals at the level of the genome can influence their susceptibility to various diseases, as well as affect how they respond to many types of drugs. As genomic data becomes cheaper and easier to acquire, it is increasingly feasible to examine patients’ genomes while assessing treatment options, paving the way for personalized medicine.
Professor Rita Yusuf, Dean of the Department of Life Sciences welcomed Dr.