The Precision Health Initiative is dedicated to education and training of researchers, trainees, clinicians, and staff at BCCHR and the Children’s & Women’s campuses. The Initiative focuses on teaching data science and analysis of omics data through supporting the Trainee Omics Group, as well as educating and training healthcare providers on the emerging age of genomic medicine for the hospitals of the future. 

To get connected to our supported workshops, see our Upcoming Events page. For access to training materials on data science, programming, and omics data analysis, please visit the Trainee Omics Group. For recommendations or workshop requests, please email or visit the Contact Us page. 


A Clinician’s Guide to the Human Genome: Unraveling Genomic Variants for Patient Care

Are you a clinician or health professional who is beginning to integrate genome diagnostics into care, and looking for a refresher or guide to the basics of human genome analysis? The Precision Health Initiative at BCCHR has created a guide which provides a foundation for the basics of the genome including types of genomic variants, technologies used for identifying genomic variants, how we process and interpret variants for rare genetic disease, and how genomic variants can be informative for identifying risk of common diseases. 

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Clinician’s Guide to the Human Genome

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