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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-112

Genetic screening: The vista of genomic medicine


1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
3 Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Saini
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.76487

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The accelerating development of biochemical and DNA-based diagnostic tests for human genetic conditions in the last decade has engendered a revolution in genetic diagnosis. Both genetic testing and genetic screening involve the same testing processes to examine an individual's chromosomes, DNA, or the biochemical product of a gene, typically a protein to confirm or refute a suspected chromosomal, DNA, or gene product change. The identification of genetic disorders, and the potential for developing a therapy, is a powerful force in genetics and medicine.


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