The future of genomics in pathology

F1000 Med Rep. 2012;4:14. doi: 10.3410/M4-14. Epub 2012 Jul 2.

Abstract

The recent advances in technology and the promise of cheap and fast whole genomic data offer the possibility to revolutionise the discipline of pathology. This should allow pathologists in the near future to diagnose disease rapidly and early to change its course, and to tailor treatment programs to the individual. This review outlines some of these technical advances and the changes needed to make this revolution a reality.