What is Clinical Genetics?
"Ultimately medical genetics is about the patient and is trying to take us from the gene to the molecule to the organ and how that fits in with the body in general. Therein lies the continuing hope for the future."
Clinical Genetics is a service which offers clinical diagnosis, laboratory investigations, risk estimation and explanation of this to the family to enable them to decide on the most appropriate course of action and to understand how technology may benefit them. Establishing a genetic diagnosis or risk may also help colleagues in primary and secondary care to choose the most appropriate patterns of treatment and care.