A Conversation with Norma Nowak.


Norma Nowak got hooked on the excitement and the promise of the Human Genome Project more than three decades ago and never looked back. Her work directly contributed to
the landmark map of the human genome published in 2001 and helped build the tools and understanding of genomic based approaches to understanding heritable disorders and cancer.
Today, Nowak is professor of biochemistry at the University of Buffalo, executive director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, and founder and
Chief Scientific Officer of Empire Genomics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on enabling precision medicine. She spoke with the Journal of Precision Medicine about her journey and
about the future of the field.

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