Session Chair Profile

M.D., Founder at Color Genomics

Taylor Sittler, MD, is a co-founder and medical lead at Color Genomics. Prior to Color, he completed his medical residency in clinical pathology at UCSF, where he also performed breast cancer and infectious disease research while developing software in genetic analysis as a visiting scholar at the AMPLab in the computer science department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Despite the impressive advances in precision medicine, none have been effectively implemented in standard medical practice. Within the realm of genetics, hereditary cancer testing was one of the earliest advances and is now poised to be the first to achieve proper adoption. We will discuss the barriers to adoption, why it will be important to implement broader screening, and what this means for the adoption of precision medicine more generally.

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