Tweet Chat Wrap Up: Medicine Gets Personal With Genomics

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DNA helix with nucleobase.

The human genome is a complex and mysterious tangle of DNA that serves as a blueprint for how to build a person. Everything from the color of your eyes to the shape of your thighs is encoded in the genes, the hereditary units that make up a strand of DNA.

Scientists still don't know what function the majority of our genes serve. But the genes we do understand have been revolutionizing the way medicine is practiced.

Top genomics experts from all over the world gathered for the Individualizing Medicine Conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., earlier this week. ABC Health took advantage of having so many great minds on the topic in one room by inviting them to our weekly tweet chat moderated by our chief health and medical correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser. Everything you need to know about how genomics is changing the face of medicine and health care was discussed,

You can read all 1,341 tweets here, or just scroll through the highlights in the blog below. Mobile users can read the blog by clicking here.