Understanding our genetic code is now possible in ways never before imaginable. With increasing speed and diminishing costs, genetic and genomic information can be used in medical care to understand disease, inform risks of health issues, and guide management. This comes with some ethical concerns of privacy and more that must be considered. Genetic testing is also being pursued directly by consumers themselves outside of medical professionals. As the utilization of genetics increases, so must understanding and education about the subject. Genetics in medicine is not going away and will be a major factor in the future of healthcare. Join Caleb Bupp, MD, medical geneticist for an informative and interactive discussion on these topics that will inform and intrigue you.
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