Dr. Bruce Korf, Chief Genomics Officer at UAB, describes how precision medicine supports a systematic approach to integrating patient health information into individual care to enable prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and delineates crucial steps in interpreting genetic results.

This module was created by the UAB Genetics Department in partnership with the MD Learning Channel  platform.

The explosion in genetic information and technology has led to the rise of Genomic/Personalized Medicine, which revolves around the notion of using genetic information to improve medical care. In this module, however, we will focus on a medical field that has a similar name but different in nature, which is Medical Genetics. It is important for physicians to distinguish between Genomic Medicine and Medical Genetics. The latter is a less known medical specialty encompassing a small group of physicians who specialize in the field of diagnosing and managing patients and families inflicted with a genetic disorder.

Dr. Bruce Korf, Chief Genomics Officer at UAB, describes the essential elements of precision medicine and the role of genomics and genetics in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

This module was created by the UAB Genetics Department in partnership with the MD Learning Channel platform.