A GP guide to genetic and genomic testing
Genomics is a fast-paced and exciting field of medicine. This article summarises a range of genetic and genomic tests that GPs are likely to encounter in practice.
In particular, we look at how genomic tests are influencing reproductive health and paediatric assessments, as well as the phenomenon of patients purchasing genomic tests online. First, a clarification.
The terms ‘genetics’ and ‘genomics’ are often used interchangeably, but technically, ‘genetics’ refers to specific genes while ‘genomics’ refers