Meeting Report: EMBL Conference – Omics and Personalized Medicine

February 16–18, 2012, Heidelberg, Germany



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The first EMBL conference on “Omics and Personalized Medicine”, jointly organized by Rudi Balling (LCSB, Luxembourg), Leroy Hood, Wolfgang Huber (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) and Lars Steinmetz (EMBL) addresses the potential and challenges of translating systems biology research into the clinic. This meeting report provides a highlight of the conference, covering not only the science, but also social and legal issues.