Journal article

Genomics in obstetrics and gynaecology

GC Weston, A Ponnampalam, BJ Vollenhoven, DL Healy, PAW Rogers

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2003

Abstract

With the Human Genome Project complete, and microarray technology progressing rapidly, the study of whole genomes has become a reality. The emerging field of genomics is full of promise, has become a cornerstone of commercial drug development, and looks certain to make a major contribution to clinical practice in the future. There is an increasing number of genomic studies concerned with obstetric and gynaecological conditions. Despite this, clinicians in their busy practices often lack a basic understanding of genomics and the tools involved in generating genome-based information. In the present review, we aim to provide the clinician with a basic overview of genomics--what it is, what tool..

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