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Genomic medicine (or healthcare) is the use of genomic information and technologies to determine disease risk and predisposition, diagnosis and prognosis, and the selection and prioritisation of therapeutic options.

Use in clinical context

Information in a person’s genome can contribute to the development of conditions or diseases and influence how a person may respond to treatments. The use of this information within healthcare can include providing a diagnosis which may inform treatment options and prognosis. It can also include assessing the safety and effectiveness of drugs.

Related terms

Genome | Pharmacogenomics

Last updated on 13th January, 2021