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UVA adds specialized genomics lab to enhance precision medicine

UVA adds specialized genomics lab to enhance precision medicine

The University of Virginia Health System has opened a high-tech clinical genomics lab that will personalize care for patients, help doctors determine the best treatments for cancers and other diseases, and allow UVA to offer the most cutting-edge clinical trials, according to a news release from the university. The new lab, under the direction of Mani S. Mahadevan, MD, professor in the Department of Pathology, gives doctors the power to examine patients’ DNA quickly and effectively. By so doing, they can diagnose genetic disorders, identify cancer-causing gene mutations and tailor treatments for maximum effectiveness. In short, it puts UVA at the forefront of precision medicine...

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