Vol 3, No 2 (2000)
Reviews
Published online: 2003-05-27
Submitted: 2012-01-23
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Nuclear medicine in the post-genomic era

John Buscombe
Nucl. Med. Rev 2000;3(2):177-186.
Vol 3, No 2 (2000)
Reviews
Published online: 2003-05-27
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

The underlying precepts by which medicine operates will be changed forever by the elucidation of the human genomic sequence. The possibility of using limited forms of genetic engineering are present and beset by ethical considerations. However the use of genetic material in both aiding diagnosing disease and helping our understanding of disease processes is being rapidly diffused into clinical medicine. As the only method available for the study of function in vivo, Nuclear Medicine is ideally suited to act as a bridge between the work in the biotechnology laboratory and the patient. This short review will look at some of the issues raised by the this new horizon in medicine and how it will impact on our practice

Abstract

The underlying precepts by which medicine operates will be changed forever by the elucidation of the human genomic sequence. The possibility of using limited forms of genetic engineering are present and beset by ethical considerations. However the use of genetic material in both aiding diagnosing disease and helping our understanding of disease processes is being rapidly diffused into clinical medicine. As the only method available for the study of function in vivo, Nuclear Medicine is ideally suited to act as a bridge between the work in the biotechnology laboratory and the patient. This short review will look at some of the issues raised by the this new horizon in medicine and how it will impact on our practice
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Keywords

genome; nuclear medicine; future prospects

About this article
Title

Nuclear medicine in the post-genomic era

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 3, No 2 (2000)

Pages

177-186

Published online

2003-05-27

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2000;3(2):177-186.

Keywords

genome
nuclear medicine
future prospects

Authors

John Buscombe

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