Genomics in general practice

Grant Blashki & Jon Emery

“In recent decades, there has been an extraordinary technological revolution underway in which the very building blocks of life, our genetic codes, are increasingly well understood and even manipulated by rapidly advancing scientific techniques. Meanwhile, the humble local general practitioner (GP) is still the backbone of most health systems around the world, a trusted source of advice and health care in the community, and is likely to play a growing role in communicating the significance of new genetic technologies …”