Genomics has become a vastly growing field, with scientists of differing backgrounds dabbling in the subject, or jumping on its prolific bandwagon. As a biologist, you would be hard pushed to attend a conference without hearing the word ‘genomics’ sandwiched between scientific jargon. In the last decade alone, new technologies and data management have boosted the use of genomic research, to the point where genetic testing is now almost commonplace in many healthcare settings for a range of diseases. But the question is, what is the public’s understanding of genomics and why is this important?
Source: Front Line Genomics