Medical Genetics in the Age of Genomics and Precision Medicine

Fuki Hisama, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics and medical director of the Genetic Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine describes the scope of medical genetics in medicine, explaining possible results of genetic tests and the significance of variant interpretation. Dr. Hisama differentiates between genetics and genomics and defines Precision Medicine. She also identifies risk factors for a genetic condition and explains how to recognize when and where to refer a patient to a genetics professional.