Headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, deCODE is a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome. Using our unique expertise and population resources, deCODE has discovered key genetic risk factors for dozens of common diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer.
We operate the most productive human gene discovery engine in the world, employing our discoveries to identify genetic variations associated with human disease.
Join host Ray Deshaies, Amgen’s senior vice president of Global Research, who speaks with dr Kári Stefánsson, M.D., founder, of deCODE genetics about the Role of Human Diversity in Progressing Precision Medicine.
Scientists at deCODE genetics in Iceland have discovered rare, protective loss-of-function variants that point to potential drug targets for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Award by the American Society of Human Genetics
At its Annual meeting in October 2017 in Orlando, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), presented Dr. Kári Stefánsson, founder and CEO of deCODE genetics, with the William Allan Award. The award, the top prize given by the society, recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. The ASHG has distributed video footage from the award ceremony. The introduction is given by Professor Mark Daly of Harvard University.