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Toni Gabaldón: "The true hope is that genomics emerges as a therapeutic tool"




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Innovaspain, the newspaper specialized in science and innovation, has interviewed Toni Gabaldón, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and the BSC-CNS, regarding his work on evolutionary genomics. "Genomics is expected to play an important role in the medicine of the future," says the scientist. "The true hope is that genomics emerges not only as a means to detect diseases or define a treatment but as a therapeutic tool through which to manipulate genes through transfer technologies or gene modification," he goes on to say.


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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).