“Genomics is the study of the body’s genes, their functions and their influence on the growth, development and working of the body – using a variety of techniques to look at the body’s DNA and associated compounds.” (NHS England, 2019, Genomics). Genomics is a central element towards greater personalisation of care. Use this guide to find information resources about genomics and genetic nursing including books, reports and journal articles.
NHS Choices: Genetics.
Davies SC (2017) Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2016: generation genome, London: Department of Health.
Department of Health and Social Care (2019) UK strategy for rare diseases: 2019 update to the implementation plan for England.
Scottish Government (2014) It's not rare to have a rare disease: the implementation plan for rare diseases in Scotland, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
Scottish Government (2018) Rare disease Scotland: progress report, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety (2015) The Northern Ireland implementation plan for rare diseases.
Beery T and Workman M (2018) Genetics and genomics in nursing and health care (2nd edition), Philadelphia: F A Davies.
Edwards Q and Maradiegue A (2017) Genetics and genomics in nursing: guidelines for conducting a risk assessment, New York: Springer Publishing.
Genomics Education Programme and Health Education England (2017) The genomics game, London: Focus Games.
Gunder McClary L (2018) Essentials of medical genetics for nursing and health professionals, Burlington: Jones & Bartlett.
Lashley F, Kasper C and Schneidereith T (2016) Lashley’s essentials of clinical genetics in nursing practice (2nd edition), New York: Springer Publishing.
Lea D, Cheek D, Brazeau D and Brazeau G (2015) Mastering pharmacogenomics: a nurse’s handbook for success, Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International.
Seibert D (2016) Genomic essentials for graduate level nurses, Pennsylvania: DEStech Publications.
Snyder M (2016) Genomics and personalized medicine: what everyone needs to know, New York: Oxford University Press.
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