Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill
Biography

Dr. Berg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has a clinical appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology and completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Curriculum in Neuroscience. He subsequently underwent residency training in Clinical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Taking Genomic Sequencing from Diagnosis to Screening

Genomic sequencing offers an unprecedented opportunity to establish molecular etiologies in patients with hereditary conditions. However, why should we wait until someone becomes sick to identify the cause? Predictive sequencing for monogenic disorders has tremendous promise, but we need to recognize the limitations and pitfalls to ensure evidence-based genomic medicine.

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