Understanding the role of genetics and genomics in health 1: background

Nurs Times. 2009 Nov 17-23;105(45):18-22.

Abstract

International research efforts are resulting in a knowledge revolution which is constantly improving our understanding of the role of genetics and genomics in health and ill health. This first article in a two part series outlines the of this research and discusses its implications for healthcare.

MeSH terms

  • Genetics, Medical*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans