As I have learnt a lot over the last two years about genomics and the possibilities of true personalization, I get more excited and I just want to know more. Unfortunately this does come at a cost…to my friends who have to hear about endless ideas and prospects of our health in the years to come. I realise that genomics is not interesting to everybody especially as it is emerging and is not quite mindless entertainment but rather quite difficult for the non-sciency brain. However as information is much easier to access thanks to the internet, there is no reason why we can´t all understand the basics and how our healthcare will change in the future. Most people now access their news and updates via media in the form of newspapers, the internet, apps and the radio. It is therefore crucial that the media stays updated with scientific advances in Genomics..
A recent article published in the Risk Management healthcare policy journal highlighted the fact that when the Human Genome project was completed in 2001, there was huge media coverage regading the announcement in Japan. However, since then coverage has been steadily declining eventhough scientific publications have increased tremendously. The authors believe that this gap in dissemination of knowledge between lay people and scientists it is due to the fact the Genomic Medicine is not a major health issue as well as the fact that as it is an emerging area and the press is exercising restraint until ample evidence is present.
Therefore, if you are a healthcare professional or company not sure what the impact will be of genomic advances in terms of your products or services, why not start getting informed about what Genomics is and the impact it will have on personalized medicine ,nutrition and food in the future.
Here are some links and resources to get you started
There are also a handful of masters and online courses available for those that are interested or if you prefer to read, check out our resources section too
If you are ready to seeing how implementing Nutritional Genomic advances into your products and service can benefit your bottom-line, why not let us support you to reach your business goals, by having a look at our services pages to see how we can help.
Sugawara et al. Coverage of genomics Medicine:information gap between lay public and scientists. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2012; 5: 83–90.