Genetics vs Genomics

The terms genetics and genomics are often used interchangeably in the literature, and this chapter is no exception. However, genetics is best viewed as the study of single genes, what they do, and how mutations in these genes cause disease. It is a snapshot of a specific situation, and environmental and behavioral factors often play a subordinate role. A prototypical genetic condition, cystic fibrosis, is usually caused by a deletion mutation ÀF508 in the CFTR gene. Genomics is the broader study of "the functions and interactions of all the genes in the genome," including how those genes interact with environmental and behavioral factors (Gutt-macher and Collins, 2002). When considering genomics, it is important to recognize that environmental factors may be much more important in determining phenotype than genetic mutations. Common, so-called complex conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, are best considered from the perspective of genomics.

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Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

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