Molecular medicine for companion animal practitioners

Squires, Richard A. (2007) Molecular medicine for companion animal practitioners. New Zealand Veterinary Association Companion Animal Society Newsletter, 18 (2). pp. 38-42.

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[Extract] Molecular biology is in the process of revolutionising medicine. Some people speak of "molecular medicine" as if it were a discipline akin to endocrinology or haematology, but this is not true. Not only is it untrue, it encourages an unfortunate tendency to distance one's self from the action and regard molecular medicine as someone else's game. In truth, molecular medicine is for all of us, general practitioners and specialists alike. Molecular diagnostic methods and recombinant prophylactic and therapeutic approaches now pervade every discipline of medicine and their relevance to companion animal work will continue to grow rapidly in the near future. Think of molecular biology as an increasingly useful 'toolkit' for scientists and clinicians rather than a separate scientific discipline that can be safely ignored.

Item ID: 18596
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1173-6941
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 02:09
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 100%
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