Research and Development Centre, Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding Author: Pramod Kumar, Research and Development Centre, Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
Received: December 29, 2017; Published: January 31, 2018
Citation: Pramod Kumar. “Genomic Medicine and its Future Prospects”. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 2.2 (2018).
The enormous advances in genetics and genomics of the past decade have the potential to revolutionize health care, including mental health care, and bring about a system predominantly characterized by the practice of genomic and personalized medicine. The field of genetics has been recognized since the 19th century when Gregor Mendel studied his pea plants and discovered the fundamental laws of inheritance. But the term genomics was only coined in 1986, by the American geneticist Tom Roderick1 over a celebratory beer at a meeting about the mapping of the human genome. Genomics is now the accepted term for the study of the genome - the complete set of genes that encode for proteins, as well as the noncoding DNA in between - that exists in almost every healthy cell in the body (An exception is red blood cells, which do not have a nucleus so have no DNA, and no genome) .
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