oa South African Family Practice - Application of molecular genetics in clinical practice : editorial

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Editorial Editorial Completion of the sequence determination of the human genome in April 2003 has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. An immediate application of this knowledge base involves the development of costeffective molecular genetic tests for more accurate diagnosis, risk assessment and prediction of response to medication. This editorial aims to introduce the family doctor to current applications of molecular genetic testing and the support systems that have been put in place in South Africa to ensure that genetic testing is applied appropriately for improved healthcare delivery and disease prevention. Practical applications of genetic research findings ..

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