About Medical Genetics

Medical genetics is the specialty of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders. Medical genetics differs from human genetics. Medical genetics refers to the application of genetics to medical care. So, diagnosis, management, and counseling of individuals with genetic disorders as well as research on the causes and inheritance of genetic disorders would be considered part of medical genetics. Genetic medicine is a newer term for medical genetics and incorporates areas such as gene therapy, personalized medicine, and the rapidly emerging new medical specialty, predictive medicine. Diagnosis of genetic diseases requires the classical sequence of getting information about the patient like any medical disorder i.e. by history taking, clinical examination of the patient plus doing some additional laboratory or radiological (plain X-ray, CT-scan, MRI, Echocardiogram, etc.) tests when indicated

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