Changing your environment and lifestyle can change your gene expression in many instances. This means genomic and epigenomic information can be combined to personalize health care and prevent disease by altering your environment and prescribing medications based on your individual genomic variation.
By integrating epigenetics, bioinformatics and sequencing capabilities into the clinic environment, physicians will not only be better prepared to provide personalized care but they will also be at the center of population health discovery.
Sanford’s development of molecular diagnostics and sequencing technology in both clinical and research settings has established a pathway for this discovery. Additional opportunities exist to embed this knowledge into our electronic medical record (EMR) system.