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News - October 7, 2011

El Camino class to help doctors unlock gene therapy

Hospital aims to train doctors in the emerging field of genomics

by Nick Veronin

Researchers say it may prove to be the key to curing cancer, slowing down aging and reversing the ravages of Parkinson's. Unfortunately, say officials at El Camino Hospital, many primary care physicians don't know enough about genomics — the study of how our genes impact our health — to have a meaningful conversation on the subject, let alone help a patient figure out which genetic test or treatment option is right for them.

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