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Florida Health Successfully Implements Genomic Medicine Program

At the conclusion of the first year of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ personalized medicine program, the results are in: The program has successfully implemented a process for genetic testing that helps cardiologists identify which patients may benefit from a switch to an alternate anticlotting medication. The researchers published a review of the program’s first year in the March edition of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. One of only a few institutions across the country implementing genomic medicine, Florida aims to show that genetic information can be used as a conventional part of patient care.