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The ongoing explosion of genomic information is revolutionizing cardiovascular science. More complete genomic maps allow easier identification of genes that cause monogenic inherited diseases. In addition, analyses of variations in gene expression in cardiovascular diseases are revealing new potential candidate genes as well as novel biomarkers for many common, multifactorial diseases. While experiments are revealing new pathophysiologic pathways, these genomic studies are also generating enormous amounts of data. Even as we learn how to sift through mountains of genomic information, new technologies in proteomics are rapidly advancing and promise to provide additional critical tools for diagnosis and for identifying new therapies.

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Rich Lee seeks to understand heart failure and metabolic diseases that accompany human aging, and translate that understanding into therapies. Lee is an active clinician, regularly treating patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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