On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Georgetown University Medical Center will launch the medical school's first massive open online course (MOOC): Genomic Medicine Gets Personal.

The course runs over 8 weeks and covers topics ranging from the basics of genomics, to the clinic (prenatal, pediatrics and adult diseases, and cancer), to the clinical lab, to the ethical, legal, and social issues. By the end of this course, students will be able to better understand the field of genomics; be familiar with various online databases and resources; and understand and appreciate the medical, social, ethical, and legal issues associated with the availability of personal genomic information.

Given the diversity of the topics, faculty from different disciplines including genetics, oncology, computational sciences, genetic counseling, bioethics, law, and business will participate in lecturing. This comprehensive online genomics course, directed by Dr. Bassem Haddad, will be taught by a team of experts from various departments at Georgetown University (many of whom are from Lombardi) and other institutions.

Visit the EdX Course page to learn more about the course and how to register.