"Recent computational and technological advances are going to change our future in unimaginable ways. Along with Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, the future possibilities are immense. On the front of healthcare, the science of ‘Personalized and Precision Medicine’ is set to bring a paradigm change in the healthcare industry. Increasing knowledge of genomics and its implementation for personalized medicine will be instrumental in improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare delivery to individual patients. High throughput sequencing technologies are generating genomic and allied data at an enormous rate. This rate of data generation in its entirety will produce huge volumes of data that is soon set to surpass all data ever uploaded on YouTube! This is the pace and scale at which this field is growing. With the increasing adoption of genomics technologies in healthcare and research, the rate at which genomic data is being generated will soon dwarf all other digital data available on the planet. This situation has created a huge gap between data generation pace and the pace at which this data is analyzed. There is a demand for highly skilled individuals who can process and analyze these digital data troves to drive research and derive useful knowledge. Knowledge generated from these research efforts is increasingly giving rise to new-age companies, startups that are offering futuristic services. In the future, the successful implementation of these services will encompass all areas of the current health sector and will give rise to novel implementations that were completely unimaginable a few years back. These knowledge ventures will form a significant part of the future job market and economy. If current life science students and healthcare professionals desire to claim their share in this future economy, acquisition of the knowledge and skills offered by this course is a must. Personalized medicine will integrate omics level knowledge about a person and population to predict disease susceptibility, disease prognosis, and treatment response for individuals. Using genomic data, we will be able to predict what metabolic diseases an individual is likely to be affected in his/her lifetime. Likewise, we will be able to suggest appropriate precautions and lifestyle changes the individual need to adopt to minimize the risk. Many genes and genome-level therapeutic options will be available to correct or manage genetic defects. Scientists are already predicting the adoption of these technologies for ambitious parents wishing to give birth to “designer babies”. These sweeping changes are set to transform the healthcare landscape in the coming future. Dramatic changes are set to unleash in the future to come. If unrestricted or left unregulated these technologies are capable to give rise to a completely new human race that will be completely superior to humans. Looking at the immense implications of these technologies on the human race and society, there will be a need to formulate new regulatory policies. There will be a need for regulators and policymakers to understand this field and its techniques in granularity. An in-depth understanding of these technologies will be a must for public representatives, policy executives, law enforcement agencies, opinion makers, legal practitioners, and aware citizens. ‘The Genomics for Personalized Medicine’ course is designed to cater to the needs of willing students who are interested in shaping their careers in these technologies. With the help of this course, you will build your expertise of future-ready skills which are in demand. Being equipped with the skills that you will learn through this course, will open up doors of global opportunities in healthcare and scientific research for you. Join this course to prepare yourself for new opportunities and challenges in the futuristic science of genomics and personalized medicine.
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