Genomics will change what patients expect from their provider, as well as change how physicians treat them. Before this happens, education on both sides is needed. This month we look at some of the big talking points.

Saliva DNA Methylation Similar to the Brain

Studies carried out at Emory University have shown that DNA methylation patterns in saliva appear to be more similar to patterns from the brain, than methylation in blood. Researcher Alicia Smith Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University joins the discussion.

Largest Genetic Study for POAG in African-Americans

Dr Joan O’Brien, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, and primary investigator of POAAGG, joins our panel of experts on April 10th to discuss bias in genetic studies and what is being done to remove it.