After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand some of the ways in which genetic knowledge could affect medical practice, in particular in relation to predictive medicine
understand how populations are screened for conditions such as phenylketonuria and whether screening could be used for carriers of recessive genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis
understand how gene chips may be used to screen for large numbers of genes at once, making it possible to predict the likelihood of developing certain diseases and how people may react to such predictions
understand the implications for the health services.