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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