The recent completion of the sequence of the human genome - thanks to the developments in biotechnology - has increased interest in genetics, but confusion remains about the role of genetic information in the medical practice. The role of genomics (a term coined only 15 years ago) in medicine is even more confusing. This review summarizes briefly the most important advances relating to the robust development in biotechnology, by which the practice of medicine has entered an era where the individual patient's genome could help to determine the optimal approach to care, whether it is preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic.
|Translated title of the contribution||New prospects in medicine by the application of biotechnological methods|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Lege Artis Medicinae|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2005|
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