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Genetics and Genomics From the U.S. Library of Medicine

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Genetics and Genomics From the U.S. Library of Medicine

”With the sequencing of the human genome…the practice of medicine has now entered an era in which the individual patient’s genome will help determine the optimal approach to care, whether it is preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic. Genomics, which has quickly emerged as the central basic science of biomedical research, is poised to take center stage in clinical medicine as well.” The scope of this guide includes: a) Is to help you find introductory materials relating to Genetics and Genomics, such as basic features of the human genome and its organization into chromosomes. Genetics and genomics are terms often (incorrectly) used interchangeably in the literature and on the Web; b) Is not comprehensive in scope or coverage, particularly for specific genetic conditions or new and improved technologies; c) Provides links to bioinformatics gateways for more genetic information (e.g., National Center for Biotechnology Information), for DNA sequence data from the human genome and for resources that analyze human genome sequences; d) Points primarily to free electronic items, or records for materials that may be available via your library; e) Has a section of links for professional education; and f) Has a section suggesting how to use PubMed to search for citations to published research journal literature for more information about a particular disease or condition. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ . This will be added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™.

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