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The impact of new genetic technologies (1 CPD hour)



GP Dr Imran Rafi and clinical geneticist Dr Kate Tatton-Brown look how four new genetic techniques may affect practice.
 
Learning objectives


This module  uses four hypothetical case studies to describe how four developing genetic techniques may impact on screening and public health:

  • Free foetal DNA analysis
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism arrays
  • Next-generation DNA sequencing
  • Pharmacogenetics

Author


Dr Imran Rafi is a GP in Banstead, Surrey, senior lecturer in primary care education at St George’s, University of London, and an executive council member of the Primary Care Genetics Society

Dr Kate Tatton-Brown is a consultant clinical geneticist at the South West Thames Regional Genetic Service.

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