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Genetic literacy and competency.
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PMID:  24298131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since the sequencing of the human genome was completed, progress toward understanding the genetic contributions to both rare and common disorders has accelerated dramatically. That understanding will lead to new approaches to diagnosis and management, which will be incorporated into day-to-day medical practice. Moreover, the mindset with regard to genetic contributions to health and disease has shifted from 1 gene at a time to genome wide. However, most practicing pediatricians, and even many still in training, are likely to be unfamiliar with the concepts of genetics and genomics and their applications in medical practice. This article addresses the issues of genetic and genomic literacy and competencies for pediatricians and other primary care providers, as they prepare to work with their patients in the emerging world of genomic medicine.
Authors:
Celia Kaye; Bruce Korf
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  132     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S224-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
FAAP, FACMG, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 13001 East 17th Pl, Rm E1330, Aurora, CO 80045. celia.kaye@ucdenver.edu.
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