Speaker Profile

MD, PhD, Vice President, Genomic Health, 23andMe

Biography
Dr. Noura Abul-Husn leads 23andMe's clinical strategy to integrate consumer genetics into healthcare. In addition to her leadership role at 23andMe, she is an Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Abul-Husn is a physician scientist and expert in personalized healthcare and genomic medicine. She was the founding Chief of the Division of Genomic Medicine and Clinical Director of the Institute for Genomic Health at Mount Sinai, overseeing multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and researchers to spearhead genomic research, education, and care delivery innovation. Prior to that, she served as Director of Translational Genetics at the Regeneron Genetics Center. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has spoken and published extensively on her research spanning genomic discovery, genomic medicine, and health equity. Dr. Abul-Husn is a double board-certified Internist and Medical Geneticist. She completed her MD, PhD, and residency at Mount Sinai in New York.


Talk
From Consumer Genetics to Improving Health
23andMe is a consumer genetic testing company with over 14 million consumers. This session outlines the direct-to-consumer approach to communicate health-related genetic information and efforts to improve access to genetics-informed healthcare. We describe a new initiative, Total Health, that includes exome sequencing, lab testing, and telehealth consultations for personalized prevention.


Genomic Profiling Showcase:
23andMe

23andMe is a genetics-led consumer healthcare and biopharmaceutical company empowering a healthier future.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Showcase Track S1 - January 24 10.00 A.M.-10.15 A.M.,Showcase Track S1 - January 25 2.30 P.M.-3.00 P.M.,Showcase Track S1 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-9.30 A.M.


The PMWC 2024 Genomic Profiling Showcase will provide a 15 min speaking opportunity for selected companies working with the latest technologies in nucleic acid sequencing such as NGS, providing instrumentation for genomic sequencing, and offering direct to consumer services. These companies will share their innovative products and services to an audience of leading investors, potential clients and partners. The Genomic Profiling Showcase will exhibit the latest innovations in methods and instruments used for DNA/ RNA sequencing to ascertain the genomic and transcriptional profile of a person in order to understand why some people get certain diseases while others do not, or why people react in different ways to the same drug. This information is also being used to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases, such as cancer.

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