charting the course of genetics
Human evolution has given rise to natural genetic diversity. Our inherited genetic makeup shapes who we are, and it also contributes to the risk of disease throughout our lifetimes. Some genetic variants can increase the risk of certain diseases, while others may provide protection from disease.
With the availability of genetic data across hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, it is now possible to study how variations in different genes contribute to disease, enabling the development of precision medicines that can be tailored to address the specific drivers of disease and optimize treatment outcomes.