Title: Transforming medicine: functional informatics, drug design, and personalised healthcare

Authors: Jack Y. Yang, Mary Qu Yang

Addresses: Harvard University, P.O. Box 400888, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140-0888, USA. ' National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

Abstract: High throughput sequencing and molecular imaging technologies marked the beginning of a new era for modern translational medicine and personalised healthcare. The impact of having the human sequence and personalised digital images in hand has also created tremendous demands of developing powerful supercomputing, statistical learning and artificial intelligence approaches to handle the massive bioinformatics and personalised healthcare data, which will obviously have a profound effect on how biomedical research will be conducted towards the improvement of human health and prolonging of human life in the future.

Keywords: bioinformatics; molecular imaging; drug design; genomics; personalised medicine; functional informatics; translational medicine; personalised healthcare; sequencing; biomedical research; medical data.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIPM.2008.018289

International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 7

Published online: 14 May 2008 *

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