A welcome message from Dr. John D. Rioux

Over the last decade we have witnessed an explosion of discoveries in genetics and genomics, including the sequencing of the human genome, identification of the tens of millions of common genetic variants (differences in the genetic code between individuals), the genetic structure of the human genome as well as technological advances that have enabled the testing of millions of variants at once in a single experiment to the most recent technologies that make sequencing an individual’s entire genome possible in just a few days.