17 July 2012: European Best Practice Guidelines for Quality Assurance, Provision and Use of Genome- based Information and Technologies: the 2012 Declaration of Rome (A. Brand)
Genomics is a highly dynamic field and, as such, represents a moving target for public health. Public health is shifting from a focus on the population towards an emphasis of the individual as a means of supporting the well being of the population. In particular, we are entering the era of predictive, personalised, preemptive and participatory (P4) medicine supported by advanced technological infrastructure. These changes represent a paradigm shift in our approach to healthcare and will go hand-in-hand with a major reclassification of diseases.
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