Genomics and GPs – mapping the wild frontier

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Genomics and GPs – mapping the wild frontier

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According to Auckland GP William Ferguson, genomics is going to change the way we think about health and disease, and will ultimately be relevant to everyone

For believers, genomic medicine is a Holy Grail that will allow treatment to be tailored to every individual according to their gene make-up. Commercial players have seized the initiative, offering easily accessible genetic testing. Where do doctors fit in the Wild West gene rush?

The genie’s out of the bottle. There’s no point in wringing our hands over it. People can access these things directly