The implementation of genomic medicine for entire populations has become increasingly feasible from a scientific and technical standpoint. The logistical challenges of performing whole genome sequencing in large populations, and returning results to patients, are not trivial. Our implementation of population-scale precision health, including clinical implementation, at Intermountain Healthcare and the clinical application has illuminated the feasibility, and some of the remaining barriers, in genomic medicine.
Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD
VP, Chief Precision Health & Genomics
St George, Utah