What is genomic medicine?





Genomic Medicine, Precision Medicine, Gene Editing, CRISPR, Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing, Genetic Testing


Genomic medicine is rapidly changing the future of medicine. Medical librarians need to understand this field of research and keep current with its latest advancements. Even if they are not directly involved in genomic medicine, librarians can play an integral role by helping health care consumers and practitioners who may also need to expand their knowledge in this area. This article provides a basic introduction to genomic medicine, gives a brief overview of its recent advancements, and briefly describes some of the ethical, legal, and social implications of this emerging area of research and practice.

Author Biography

Stephanie Clare Roth, Biomedical and Research Services Librarian, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Biomedical & Research Services Librarian


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