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Posted: 9:19 AM, Apr 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-30 09:19:04-04

Genomics – the study of genes and what they do – is helping to solve some of the most challenging problems of mankind and inspiring new hope to people around the world. But according to a new survey, more than half (55%) of Americans say they are unfamiliar with the term genomics and more than one-third (38%) of adults admit they don’t even know what a genome is.

Genomics is helping to unlock mysteries that help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems – from diagnosing rare disease in infants and children to creating a sustainable supply of food. Despite the advancements being made by this transformational technology, more than half (54%) of Americans say they are unfamiliar with genomics testing.

In interviews, President/CEO of Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, Dr. Stephen Kingsmore will discuss the power of genomics and why genomic testing gives hope to patients around the world, something just one in five (21%) of Americans know to be true.