Edward McCabe, MD

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Dr. McCabe is Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics. In these roles and as chair of committees advisory to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services for the Clinton and Bush administrations regarding issues in genetics, he is committed to translation of the Human Genome Project into improved medical care. The Human Genome Project was a technical tour de force that provided us with the sequence of the 3 billion base pairs of our DNA. However, the exciting products of the project will be improved diagnostic devices that will revolutionize our approach to a broad range of diseases in the everyday practice of medicine. Examples will include point-of-care devices for the rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases and for pharmacogenomic testing to avoid drug toxicities.